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1 Hyde Park Community Development Corporation Chayla Newbern

2 Introduction and History The Hyde Park neighborhood is a neighborhood located in northern portion of Memphis, often termed North Memphis. The Hyde Park neighborhood is a neighborhood located in northern portion of Memphis, often termed North Memphis. Developed primarily during the period from 1920 through the 1950s. Developed primarily during the period from 1920 through the 1950s. The City of Memphis, particularly the north Memphis areas, had a number of floods during the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries. The City of Memphis, particularly the north Memphis areas, had a number of floods during the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries. The flood of 1937, required the City to develop a flood protection plan together with the Army Corp of Engineers. The flood of 1937, required the City to develop a flood protection plan together with the Army Corp of Engineers. The Hyde Park area thus had a development of levees, stabilization of Cypress Creek, a pumping station, and flood walls around Chelsea Ave. The Hyde Park area thus had a development of levees, stabilization of Cypress Creek, a pumping station, and flood walls around Chelsea Ave. Source: Hyde Park/Hollywood Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan, Univ. of Memphis, 1996

3 Demographics Census Tracts: 6 and 8 Census Tracts: 6 and 8 Total Population : 6,376 Total Population : 6,376 Race: 6,284 African Americans Race: 6,284 African Americans Median Household Income: Median Household Income: Census Tract 6 - $16,703 Census Tract 6 - $16,703 Census Tract 8 - $15,295 Census Tract 8 - $15,295 Households: 2,331 Households: 2,331 Housing Units: 2,587 Housing Units: 2,587 Occupied:2,331 Occupied:2,331 Vacant: 256 Vacant: 256 Source: 2000 U.S. Census, Summary File 2 and 3

4 CHDO – private non-profit, community based service organization that seeks to develop affordable housing for the community it serves. CHDO – private non-profit, community based service organization that seeks to develop affordable housing for the community it serves. Hyde Park CDC was organized in 1990, and became a CHDO in Hyde Park CDC was organized in 1990, and became a CHDO in The CHDO designated neighborhood boundaries consist of James Road to the North, Warford St. to the East, McLean to the West and The CHDO designated neighborhood boundaries consist of James Road to the North, Warford St. to the East, McLean to the West and Community Housing Development Corporation

5 Northeast Resource Center built by City of Memphis Northeast Resource Center built by City of Memphis Hyde Park Hyde Park Douglas- Bungalow-Crump Douglas- Bungalow-Crump NEVETS NEVETS Northeast Resource Center, 1583 N Hollywood

6 Housing Structures Neighborhood consists of mostly single family homes, with some multi-family units, which consist mostly of duplexes. Neighborhood consists of mostly single family homes, with some multi-family units, which consist mostly of duplexes. Examples of Single and Multi-family Housing structures

7 Development Considerations Vacant lots which may not be developable Vacant lots which may not be developable Abandoned Dredge Pond, North Hollywood Dump Abandoned Dredge Pond, North Hollywood Dump Crime Crime

8 Community Two churches located at the intersection of Hollywood and Peres St. Hollywood Community Center on Hollywood Home, located on Oakwood St. now property of the City of Memphis Gang Unit

9 Vacant Lots and Abandoned Toxic In the 1930s, North Hollywood Dump was started by the City as a Municipal dump. The dump was later used to dispose sodium hypochloride and other industrial wastes.

10 Sources: 2000 U.S. Census, Summary File 1 and U.S. Census, Summary File 1 and 3 Hyde Park/ Hollywood Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan, Prepared by the Comprehensive Planning Studio, Fall 1996, Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning, The University of Memphis in collaboration with Members of Hyde Park/Hollywood Neighborhood Hyde Park/ Hollywood Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan, Prepared by the Comprehensive Planning Studio, Fall 1996, Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning, The University of Memphis in collaboration with Members of Hyde Park/Hollywood Neighborhood City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development Photographs: Taken by Chayla Newbern, CBANA Intern, Hyde Park CDC, in April, 2007 Taken by Chayla Newbern, CBANA Intern, Hyde Park CDC, in April, 2007


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