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Public Meetings to Review Design Guidelines

The Central Gardens Historic District Design Guidelines were last updated in 2008. The CGA Landmarks Committee has been working for the last couple of years to update these guidelines. Our goal in this newest version is to enhance the user-friendliness of the document, update with new materials that are now available and seek cost efficiencies in home renovations and improvements where possible. We hope that the updates help homeowners to continue to add value to the history that preceded them while updating their home for today’s market and lifestyles.

To date, the process has included an initial update by a small team of neighborhood experts in architectural design, followed by a review by the CGA Landmarks Committee and other important principles with expertise in historic guidelines. These updated guidelines will be completed within the month. Our next step is to conduct two community-wide meetings required by the Memphis Landmarks Commission for approval of the guidelines.

We will be holding two community-wide meetings:

Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Beethoven Club- 263 S. McLean Blvd (Please enter through back door.)

Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Beethoven Club- 263 S. McLean Blvd (Please enter through back door.)


Please plan to attend because your comments are very important to the process. A link on the CGA website to the revised guidelines will be made available in advance of the meeting.   

Once we receive further comments at the two community-wide meetings, the draft will be finalized and forwarded to the Memphis Landmarks Commission for approval.


As always, thank you for your contributions to making Central Gardens, one of the premier historic districts in the Mid-South!



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