November 30, 2023 — Cleveland Construction, Inc., a national adaptive reuse construction manager, celebrated the official groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the 100 North Main historic redevelopment on November 30, 2023 at the project site in Downtown Memphis.
As the contractor for the redevelopment, Cleveland Construction joined the 100 North Main Development Partners, the City of Memphis, The Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County (EDGE), and the Downtown Memphis Commission for a groundbreaking ceremony that marked the commencement of the initial phase of the historic adaptive reuse of 100 North Main. The event was attended by key stakeholders, community leaders, and project contributors who joined in commemorating the commencement of this transformative journey.
100 North Main will be converted into a mixed-use development consisting of a hotel, multifamily apartments and condos, office space, a parking garage, and a rooftop restaurant.
Scheduled to commence in January 2024, Phase 1 of the redevelopment will focus on critical aspects such as abatement and demolition, ensuring the safety and integrity of plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems, establishing temporary power and lighting solutions, elevator repair, and efficient debris, mold, and waste removal.
"The redevelopment of 100 North Main is not just a construction project; it's a commitment to revitalizing a prominent landmark and contributing to the growth and vibrancy of Downtown Memphis." said Dan Dietrich, Vice President of Construction at Cleveland Construction, Inc. “Our entire team is ready to begin demo and secure the building to move onto the second phase of construction.
As the tallest building in Downtown Memphis, 100 North Main holds historical significance, and its redevelopment is poised to breathe new life into the cityscape. The subsequent phases of the project will see the evolution of the building into a dynamic mixed-use space, featuring a hotel, multi-family apartments, corporate offices, a parking garage, and a rooftop pool and restaurant.
“This iconic building in our skyline, this building will welcome the roughly 40 million people a year who cross the I-40 bridge and remind them that Memphis is a strong and vibrant community.” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. “I’m also happy to share that I’ve signed a 15-year lease for the City of Memphis government to occupy 60,000 square feet of office space in this building to bring employees throughout the city within walking distance to City Hall.”
Mayor-elect Paul Young also gave a speech at the event saying, “This is just the beginning. We have a lot of work to do to in our city, but I want you to know when we are up for the task. To the 100 North development team and partners, we thank you for believing in Memphis.”
Cleveland Construction, Inc. looks forward to the successful redevelopment of this iconic tower and its positive impact on the local community and beyond.