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Link Apartments Broad Avenue

Project Number: 20200301
Pilot Type: Residential
Status: Approved
Parcel ID: 033020 00015
County Commission District: 07 | City Council District: 05, 09


The March 18, 2020 approval was based on an estimated number of units and an estimated construction cost. This Amended and Restated Term Sheet (effective November 17, 2021) explicitly defines the total number of apartment units as 370 and the capital investment as $71,500,000. It defines the required number of Low and Moderate Income Units (74) and required Local Business Participation Spend ($14,770,315). Additionally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related market uncertainties, material availability issues and labor constraints, the Project start-date was delayed. This Amended and Restated Term Sheet extends the closing deadline to February 28, 2023.


The EDGE Board of Directors approved a project at this location for the Broad Avenue Mixed Use Development in June of 2018. A new application was submitted due to changes in project partners, size, design and scope. This project, its Term Sheet and the information contained herein is being treated as a new application that supersedes the previous approval.

Grubb Management, LLC (“Applicant”) was awarded a 15-year Residential PILOT to construct approximately 350 apartment units at the intersection of Broad Avenue and Bingham Street. Grubb Properties is the lead developer in partnership with the Memphis-based landowner, Loeb Properties. Charlotte-based BB+M Architecture along with Memphis-based Shapiro & Company, Pickering Civil Engineering, and Dalhoff Thomas are providing design work. VCC from Little Rock is the general contractor.

The Residential PILOT will support the redevelopment of property originally built in 1945 as a Sears warehouse. The existing buildings are largely vacant and functionally obsolete, in very poor condition and will be razed to create the site for new construction. The water tower will remain. The project will consist of two four-story buildings (three stories visible from Broad Avenue) containing an estimated 31 studio apartments, 211 one-bedroom units, 108 two-bedroom units, and 377 off-street parking spaces.

The project will complement the style and scale of buildings found on the south side of Broad Avenue and preserve views of the iconic water tower. All units will feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and glass tile backsplashes, contemporary cabinets, hardwood-style plank flooring, stackable washers and dryers, and modern amenities such as USB outlets and pendant lighting. Resident amenities will include a swimming pool, grilling stations, lawn and garden areas, yoga and fitness rooms, mail center, dog wash, and a cycle center.

Financial assistance is needed to deliver new class-A multi-family living space to Binghampton, continuing the revitalization along Broad Ave, increasing population density in historic parts of Memphis. The Applicant has committed to reserving 20% of the project, or approximately 70 units, for Moderate income residents.

Parcel 033020 00015 (2542 Broad) is 7.36 acres and contains a 222,671 square foot industrial warehouse to be demolished. Only real property investments on this site will be included in the PILOT.



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City: $7,766,250 (75%)
County: $9,841,500 (75%)

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Link Apartments Broad Avenue

2542 Broad Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112