901 Keep It Clean

Memphis City Beautiful has partnered with Mayor Strickland and the City of Memphis to launch the 901 Keep it Clean public information campaign. Research shows that a major demographic of litterers are young women and men ages 16-34. This campaign will educate the public on the negative impact litter and blight has on the city. A major goal is to start a discussion focused on anti-littering and blight and serve as a call-to-action for general pride in our city. How can…

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International Property Maintenance Code Approved for Memphis

The Memphis City Council voted to approve the use of the International Property Maintenance Code in Memphis on December 18th. We are excited on the application of this code by Department of Public Works Code Enforcement Inspectors. You can find the text of the International Property Maintenance Code below.   ICC Code Section IPMC Amended for Memphis, Tennessee   SECTION 101 GENERAL   101.1 Title.     These regulations shall be known as the International Property Maintenance Code of the City of…

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Top 10 Code Violators | Quarter 3 2018

This year the Blight Elimination Steering Team’s Code Enforcement and Data Committees have made it a priority to release and consistently update a Top 10 List of Code Enforcement Violators in the City of Memphis each quarter. The list for the third quarter of the year, July through September of 2018 is now available here. This list is compiled using publicly available data and is a completely objective representation in an actionable and easy to understand form. It is our goal…

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Top 10 Code Violators List | Quarter 2 – 2018

In April of this year we released a map and list of the Top 10 Code Violators in Memphis for the first 3 months of 2018 completing one of the key action items of the Blight Elimination Steering Team’s current action plan. Now the Top 10 list for the next three months of this year is available, to continue raising public awareness for sub-standard property ownership that negatively impacts ALL Memphis neighborhoods. The data used for this report comes from…

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Top 10 Code Violators List Released

One of the Action Items of the Blight Elimination Steering Team’s Code Enforcement Committee for this year was to “determine and report the top ten code violators by volume in the City.” In accordance with this action item, the first Top 10 Code Violators list has been compiled and published raising awareness for some of the city’s most negligent property owners and in what neighborhoods are these properties. The data used for this report comes from the Memphis Property Hub…

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Memphis Neighborhood Blight Elimination Summit Workshop Presentations

The following presentations were made by members of the various committees and working groups of the Blight Elimination Steering Team (BEST) at the second annual Memphis Neighborhood Blight Elimination Summit on May 17, 2017. Right-click the title of each workshop below to download a PDF of the presentation. How Can We Use Data To Improve Outcomes In Memphis? Reclaim & Reuse Vacant Land and Buildings Addressing Blighted Properties in Your Neighborhood: A Do-It-Yourself Workshop  

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Blight Fighters From Throughout Memphis Unite for Second Annual Blight Elimination Summit

Blight-fighters from throughout the greater Memphis community are invited to attend the second annual Memphis Blight Elimination Summit, taking place on Wednesday, May 17. The summit will begin with lunch program at 11:00am Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando Street, and includes a series of workshops offering useful skill-building opportunities and resources from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 North Front Street. Registration is now open at Memphis.uli.org/event/2nd-annual-memphis-blight-elimination-summit/. “Vacant, abandoned, and nuisance properties…

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City of Grit, Part 5

  Every Memphis neighborhood has a unique character, sometimes the result of hard work by residents, and sometimes from the hard work of code enforcement officers. On its surface, blight takes the form of an aesthetic problem. But it’s one that generates an enormous amount of work for local government. Click here to hear the full story.

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City of Grit, Part 4

Those data sets may not be of particular interest to a graffiti artist such as “Paser,” who sprays the black outline of a bird on the side of an abandoned building, then begins to fill in the gaps with blue, orange and red.

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City of Grit, Part 3

Sure, there’s plenty of bad graffiti out there, along with enough dilapidated buildings to keep bulldozers busy for years. But let’s face it: How many times have you stopped to Instagram a great piece of street art – legal or otherwise? Could Memphis actually be a beautiful city? Click here the hear the full story.

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