In November 2011, Shelby County Government was awarded a $2.6M grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to prepare the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan (“Greenprint”). Over the next three years, a consortium of more than 80 local jurisdictions, organizations, businesses, agencies and individuals worked together to develop the plan, under the guidance of the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability. In February 2015, the final plan, GREENPRINT 2015/2040, was published and distributed to the public.
Today, consortium partners are actively building out the proposed trail network and addressing many of the recommended targets for action. This report provides a general update on the progress of Greenprint implementation across the Mid-South Region as of June, 2015.