A Look Inside The Crosstown Concourse

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 7th 2016 1946 3
North facade.

Last week, my CVB colleagues and I took an under-construction tour of the Crosstown Concourse building.

First, some quick facts:

  • Crosstown Concourse will be in the former Sears Crosstown building in the Crosstown neighborhood.
  • The concept is to create a “vertical urban village” with all the amenities of a community, with a focus on arts, healthcare, and education.
  • It will be 1.1 million square feet, making it the largest partially commercial building in the state of Tennessee.
  • Inside will be three restaurants, tons of organizations including Church Health Center, Crosstown Arts, a high school, 265 apts, a gym, retail, and much more.
  • They’re expecting people to start occupying the space in various capacities in early 2017.

You can read more in this post from last year’s groundbreaking, including an interview with project leader Todd Richardson, who guided our tour. Also there’s a website.

Now for the photos.

1. The south facade, including the main entrance (just above that red car).

The south facade, including the main entrance (just above that red car).

2. Main entrance, with a rendering of what the completed space may look like. Photo by Maggie Johnson

Crosstown Concourse Entrance with rendering - PHoto by Maggie Johnson

3. First Floor. Photo by Maggie Johnson

First Floor. Photo by Maggie Johnson

4. Looking up.

Looking up.

5. Future Day-Glo Red Staircase. Photo by Leah Gafni.

Future Day-Glo Red Staircase. Photo by Leah Gafni.

North facade.

7. This is where the original rail line ran through the area. It will be a sidewalk marked with RR ties as a nod to the building’s history.

This is where the original rail line ran through the area. It will be a sidewalk marked with RR ties as a nod to the building's history.

8. View from one of the upper floors.

View from one of the upper floors.

9. Colorful staircase. Photo by Maggie Johnson.

Crosstown Concourse Stairs Maggie Johnson

10. Apartment windows looking into atrium. Photo by Maggie Johnson.

Crosstown Concourse Maggie Johnson

12. Light wells through the building allow in natural light and help with utilities costs.

Light wells through the building allow in natural light and help with utilities costs.

13. Skylights on the top floor.

Crosstown Concourse Top Floor Skylights

14. Top Floor Apts. View facing east. I believe there will be dividers so residents can enjoy individual balconies.

Top Floor Apts. View facing east. I believe there will be dividers so residents can enjoy individual balconies.

15. View from the top, facing South. That dirt patch will be a shallow reflecting pool/fountain. The parking garage to the right will remain.

View from the top, facing South. That dirt patch will be a shallow reflecting pool/fountain. The parking garage to the right will remain.

16. View from the top, facing West. You can see Le Bonheur, the bridge (far right) and other downtown landmarks. The Pyramid is just out of the frame on the right.

Crosstown Concourse View Facing West

17 – 19. Views inside the staged apartmentunnamed (3) unnamed (4) unnamed (5)

20. Another look up.

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What do you think about the Crosstown Concourse?


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Stephen M Carney Carney says:

    Great rehabilitation for a building not used in some time. Thank You.

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