Beale Street Landing undergoes $800,000 renovation to repair service cracks

(courtesy MRPP)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Beale Avenue Landing, the $43 million river cruise dock that opened in downtown Memphis in 2014 after a decade of scheduling and construction, is undergoing renovations to replace a cracked concrete façade.

Memphis River Parks Partnership declared Tuesday that demolition is going on now, with development of a new façade anticipated by December. The previous concrete construction, which supports a grass-lined roof, experienced developed cracks.

“A creating that was completed that not too long ago should really not have these concerns,” stated George Abbot, external affairs director with the partnership.

The full price tag of the project is $1.1 million.

Abbott said MRPP will make up component of that sum through parking service fees created at two downtown lots.

Cracks can be found in the concrete at Beale Street Landing.

The site at Riverside and Beale features as a landing for American Queen Steamboat Business and American Cruise Lines, and there is a readers center inside of the facility. A prepared restaurant web page has remained vacant because 2018.

During design, cruise ships will continue on to dock there, but the facility will be closed to party rentals.

The parks partnership states the aspects about the mediation, like who was involved are not able to lawfully be talked about. 

Abbott reported the repairs as desired as the landing is the initial seem quite a few readers get to Memphis when they move off a cruise ship from the Mississippi.

Once the renovations are total Beale Street Landing will be portion of a wholly revamped riverfront in the coming several years. 

“It’s super thrilling for the reason that what you are looking at are the first moves in a important web page transformation of Tom Lee Park,” Abbott reported. “We’re heading to have what we believe is heading to be a person of the ideal riverfront parks in the complete place.” 

The intention is for the full park to be done by Spring of Summer season of 2023. 

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