BDC_logoBinghampton Development Corporation was awarded subplanning funds to complete Phase 2 of the Overton Broad Connection-Tillman Street Green Lane project, known as the Hampline.  BDC is working in collaboration with Livable Memphis and the Historic Broad Business Association to complete Phase 2, development of complete construction and engineering documents for the Hampline.  Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., an engineering consulting firm from Connecticut, will be contracted to complete the construction documents in order to have implementation of the project ready for bidding.

The Hampline will be a best in class, full-scale green lane connecting Shelby Farms Greenline to Overton Park.  The Connector is a two mile gap in the region’s bicycle network that will ultimately link the eastern boundaries of Shelby County to Crittenden County.  The goal is to demonstrate best practices in bicycle facility design and provide all users with a seamless experience between the off-road Shelby Farms Greenline and trail system within Overton Park.  This project will expand green space in an urban neighborhood, increase ridership, and improve the quality of life for the community.

The team will conduct field investigations, present a technical review, prepare NEPA documentation, and facilitate community meetings.  The final deliverable will be engineering plans and construction documents for the full-build cycle track.  This will include a design of separator islands, bulbouts, streetscape, rain gardens, crosswalks, signal modifications and plans, parking locations, and driveway closures.  Once Phase 2 is completed, the City of Memphis has committed funds required for build and implementation.

This is the seventh in a series of articles profiling the projects selected for funding through the Greenprint subplanning awards. A new profile will be posted each day through mid-November.