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South Cypress Creek Groundbreaking
May 13th, 2024

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support the groundbreaking of South Cypress Creek Stream and Wetland Restoration Project! Special thanks to Mayor Paul Young, Shelby County Chief Administrative Officer Harold Collins, HUD Representative Walter Perry, Commissioner Dr. Edmund Ford Jr., Councilman Edmund Ford Sr., Representative Justin J. Pearson, City of Memphis Parks, and our Directors for their unwavering support and commitment to our community. In 2011, our county sustained severe floods from a series of rain events and heightened level of the Mississippi River. We received $60 million to address the three areas that were impacted by floods. This project is a major step forward in protecting our community’s homes and environment. By restoring these vital wetlands, the area will become more resilient during flood events and residents will enjoy a healthier ecosystem for years to come.

“This is an example of how government is supposed to work. We need government to come together to solve problems and that’s what’s happening right here today.” - City of Memphis Mayor Paul Young
 

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Public Hearing

Shelby County Government’s Division of Planning and Development (OSR) held public hearings to share information and receive public comments about the Shelby County National Disaster Resilience Action Plan Amendment #9 which was submitted by Shelby County Government to the U.S. Department of HUD on June 18, 2024.  The NDR grant was awarded to Shelby County in 2016 and provides funding to implement long-term resilience strategies that fortify the county against future floods. The NDR activities focus on improvement to three geographical areas, one in each local watershed, and development of the Regional Resilience Plan. All four activities are outlined and described in greater detail in the NDR Action Plan, as amended. All Action Plan materials are available for review at www.resilientshelby.com.

 

The purpose of these public hearings was to solicit direct input from all stakeholders of the Shelby County Community concerning a proposed substantial amendment to the Action Plan, APA #9. Once approved, the APA #9 will allow for the following changes to the grant:

 

  1. Reallocate $1,508,168 from the Wolf River Greenway project activities to South Cypress Creek. Wolf River activities will retain over 16 million in allocated or expended NDR funds.

  2. Reallocate up to $2,806,292 among activities within the South Cypress Creek project. Including, activity number 2-NDR-05 that originally envisioned up to five new housing units for relocation of buyout households, will be cancelled and funds originally intended for this activity will be moved to infrastructure improvements within South Cypress Creek.

  3. Reallocate the remaining balance of $292,151 from the property acquisitions activity in Big Creek to program administration costs.

Meetings were held at the following locations, dates and times:

 

May 29, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m at 6465 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, 38134

June 05, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m at 6465 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, 38134

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