John Zeanah, Deputy Division Director
125 N. Main St.
Ph: (901) 576-6601
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Comprehensive Planning Section of the Office of Planning and Development
serves as a central repository for plans and data that are useful for both planning and policy studies conducted on behalf of city and county administrations, legislative bodies and the general public.
Boards & Commissions
The Comprehensive Planning Section serves as staff for both the Memphis Landmarks Commission
and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
The Memphis Landmarks Commission is charged with preserving Memphis’ historic resources through planning, education, and the review of proposed projects within the city’s designated historic districts. Similarly, the CRA oversees re-investments for infrastructure and other public initiatives for selected neighborhoods via tax increment financing. Public investments for such projects are leveraged from private funding sources and are used to eliminate slum and blight and to promote construction and renovation of low- and moderate-income housing in inner-city areas.
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