Our Projects
Explore MMDC's collaborations and projects that make our district more ​​vibrant, prosperous, and equitable.
most recent projects
streetscapes + public spaces
transportation + pedestrian safety
public art
economic development
Real Estate
workforce strategy
community engagement
Business Feature: Sheet Cake Gallery

Sheet Cake Gallery opened in Memphis' Edge District in December 2023. Owner Lauren Kennedy shares her story and her vision for the gallery.  


Whether you are an employee, student, small business owner, supporter, or community member, the Medical District means something unique to each of us and we all contribute to the District's success in our own way.

Uniting for Wellness in the Medical District

Last weekend, the Medical District celebrated a day dedicated to health, community, and vitality at the Morris Park Wellness Festival. 

Crosswalk Zebras Memphis

At each Crosswalk Zebra event volunteers dress in Zebra costumes and walk – or dance! – pedestrians across the street to attract drivers' attention.

Health Sciences Park Activation

Since 2016, MMDC has worked to activate the District’s largest greenspace, Health Sciences Park, in ways that engaged residents, employees, students, and visitors through a multiyear transformation of Health Sciences Park.

Making Their Mark: Portraits of the Medical District

BOXLOT was a temporary retail activation built from shipping containers. Its mission was to create opportunities for local small business owners to test their business models and to provide an example of how these activations can catalyze development in a neighborhood.

Rain or Shine

Community engagement, installation and Performance/Event in Madison Heights organized by the Creatives in Research artists Stacy Early, Kaleob Elkins, Princeton James, and Alex Williams. Project managed by Wonder/Co-Work/Create.

Treedom Memphis

An art installation designed by Parisian architectural firm Atelier YokYok made its U.S. debut in June in a vacant lot in Memphis. "Treedom Memphis" mimicked forests and the city's tree canopy and combined art with a functional community space. It was used for hosting live performances, yoga classes, or for a meal or community meeting. The installation also included an original work by local artist Cat Peña, landscaping enhancements, artistic enhancements by Memphis-based The Artist Commons.

Edge Triangle

Edge Triangle is a vibrant space accessible to residents, students, and employees of the Memphis Medical District. On any given day, one might see people taking their dogs to the off-leash area, rearranging moveable seating for lunch, or playing the sound wave instrument.


Launched in partnership with Downtown Memphis Commission in 2016, Freewheel was a series of bi-weekly, free, slow group rides through neighborhoods in the District. The events continued through 2018, encouraging attendees to learn how to navigate Memphis by bike.