In October of 2015, Orgill Inc, a company with a long history in Memphis, announced plans to build a new world headquarters in Collierville. The $21 million investment in our community broke ground in the summer of 2016 on the east side of Houston Levee Road between Winchester and Bailey Station Road. Orgill planned to be up and running in the new location during the fourth quarter of 2017 - and they are right on schedule.
Economic Development News
TDOT Discovered Much More during Wolf River Bridge Closure
Many Collierville-Arlington commuters experienced a slight bump in their travels during the week of July 10, 2017. The road was completely shut down at the Wolf River Bridge for extensive repairs. During a previous TDOT inspection, crews discovered that 12 concrete slabs, making up the top portion of the bridge’s structure, were deficient and need to be replaced. However, once TDOT started the repairs, they discovered that even more slabs were in need of repair.
The Story Continues for these Collierville Homes on Tennessee “Top Ten” List
While cars steadily pass through Center and South Street just slightly off Town Square, a house has stood quietly nearby for 132 years. This fall, the Fleming/Houston House at 269 South Center Street (pictured), along with a shotgun house (pictured below) on an adjacent property at 279 South Center Street, was added to the Tennessee Preservation Trust’s “Top Ten in Tenn” Endangered List due to persistent preservation efforts by the Town’s Historic District Commission (HDC.)
Plenty of Parking Awaits Town Square Diners as New Eateries Open for Business
Visitors to Collierville’s Historic Town Square will have more dining options very soon; both Brooks Pharm2Fork and 148 North plan to open within the next month. The two restaurants have been in the news, so it’s likely that people will come out in large numbers to try the new eateries.
There is “right in front of the door” parking in the Square proper, but only for those who arrive early. If you’re wondering where everyone else will park, there are plenty of spaces nearby that you may not even know about. (Click image to enlarge map.)
Public Services “Tests the Waters” for New Developments
Development is booming in Collierville, from commercial to residential construction. As large-scale development projects begin, steps are taken to ensure that existing infrastructure is safe, reliable and capable of handling added demand. Even an act seemingly small, like water running down a drain, could greatly wreak havoc on a sewer system that is not adequate to support increased volumes of water.
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