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
Madison Avenue Asphalt Design Project
Neighborhood Bus Shelter Art Project

In partnership with MATA, MMDC is implementing a series of new bus shelter installations throughout the Medical District. The art panel designs share a vibrant snapshot of some of the icons of our Medical District neighborhoods.


Naming, a temporary, traveling public art installation designed by Colin Kidder, honors the individuals who were struck and killed by cars in Memphis in 2020. It encourages viewers to consider all the challenges pedestrians encounter while walking on our streets including blocked sidewalks, dangerous drivers, and broken infrastructure.

Medical District Streetscape Lookbook

In 2020-21, MMDC partnered with Toole Design, a nationally recognized design firm with expertise in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design, and Creative Punch, a local full-service design & branding studio, to develop new concepts to guide our future streetscape investments in the Medical District.

Making Their Mark: Portraits of the Medical District
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.

MLK Avenue

The MLK Avenue Streetscape project is MMDC’s third phase of streetscape enhancement projects implemented in partnership with the City of Memphis. The MLK project corridor runs from Peabody Avenue to Danny Thomas Boulevard and continues to Fourth Street in Downtown Memphis, thanks to a partnership with the Downtown Memphis Commission.

Khara Woods’ Uptown Mural

Khara Woods’ mural was produced through the Art & Environment Initiative, a program that the Urban Art Commission launched in 2018, funded by a capacity building grant from Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Dry Rain

Temporary installation by Atelier YokYok at Health Sciences Park, 2019. Like the title suggests, the design for Atelier YokYok’s Dry Rain looks like rainfall or rays of light that intermingle with the trees and landscape of Health Sciences Park.

Manassas Street

Manassas Street is phase two of MMDC’s streetscape enhancement projects implemented in partnership with the City of Memphis (the City). Following the resurfacing of Manassas from April to June 2018 by the City, MMDC added street design features to further improve the safety and aesthetics of this critical north to south connector.

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.

Marshall & Monroe Avenues

The Marshall & Monroe streetscape improvements included: pedestrian plazas, seating and planters to dramatically reduce the street width and slow traffic, adding bike lanes, and increasing parking. The total cost was approximately $200,000.