Developers will soon float an idea to the Memphis Landmarks Commission to leave the facades of two Cotton Row buildings but remove most of the rest of them for a new hotel. Sachs-Haynes Development LLC, of New York City, has applied to the commission for the idea that would redevelop 99 and 105 South Front Street. The two buildings — one known as the Oliver Building the other as the Stewart Building — are in a “prime location which includes unobstructed river views with close proximity to a trolley stop — both of which are uniquely Memphis waterfront features.” But the buildings have challenges that have been too great for developers to overcome for years. Deterioration, termites, outdated construction materials and...
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Cotton Row Project Could Bring Hotel with River Views