Patel Manherlal T Living Trust/Hospitality Builders of America, Inc., a new business, came upon the counsel to request in North Memphis to allow uses of convenience store with gas pumps, hotel, retail, restaurant with drive-thru lane and truck washing.
"There is always a need for improvement in Memphis, said officer Moultry,of Memphis Police Department, "so when they conduct these sessions I do see new and improved ideas that can better the city."
City Council members held the meeting at city hall on Feb. 16 to discuss city businesses and passing of bills.
Many potential business owners and entrepreneurial citizens came forward that evening to ask for request and permits to build and advance their business.
The council had a few concerns when it came to the business in a high-risk area, and wondered if that was something that the area was in need for.
"We are trying to build that particular area and even though we have been deemed high risk I still will like to see our plan come to action after this disappointing meeting, said Scot Woodard, Representative, Patel Manherlal T Living Trust/Hospitality Builders of America, Inc.
The board members concerns were that many business that have tried to obtain a spot in that area of the city have created a business, but most have not been successful.
“We’re not sure if the area needs another gas station/restaurant combination, what makes this business different from the others?” said Vice Chairman Ford.
Jan 19. The council did pass a proposal in North Memphis for ordinance that rezoned a 178-acre area adjacent to a successful Nike store.
More than $300 million distribution center into an “Employment District.” The area consists mostly of vacant land at the corner of Frayser-Raleigh.
The proposal was passed due to Memphis low-rate of employment, something that was much needed.
“I think a gas station and dive-thru is not preferably needed, said Lisa Downing, local North Memphis resident, we have one on every block. They need to first change the community, then bring in businesses that can help increase it.”
The request was rescheduled for a public hearing date due to the concerns mentioned by the board.