The Farms at Bailey Station is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located here in the Mid-South. Currently, we are in the process of creating the Development Program for grounds of the luxury Independent Living apartment tower within the CCRC. The tower, designed by renowned REES Associates, Inc. in Dallas, boasts an incredible one-acre courtyard because of the buildings unique bowtie shape. The courtyard will have elements such as an event lawn used for passive activities or picture shows, elevation changes that create and divide spaces, water features, an outdoor kitchen, and a plethora of other elements all tied seamlessly together with a tasteful landscape and hardscape palette. And, we can't forget about the importance of lighting - just wait, this space will be incredible at night! Stay tuned for more updates on The Farms at Bailey Station. Oh! And, there are some pretty sweet Charleston-style private courtyards in this facility, too!
One of the most prominent retirement communities in Memphis, Kirby Pines, is getting a new front door! For decades, residents and visitors alike took a nondescript route to Kirby Pines, snaking through an old and well-established Memphis neighborhood. After many years, and unfortunately a decline the neighborhood's economic vitality, Kirby Pines decided to invest in the neighborhood by building a front door on Kirby Parkway.
Left as an empty and under-maintained lot for years, the property purchased for the new, lushly landscaped boulevard entrance will be a shot in the arm for the surrounding neighborhood. Prominent oak trees will line the new entrance, making a grand statement from the moment residents and visitors arrive from Kirby Parkway. The grand entrance will definitely give Kirby Pines residents a proud sense of arrival to their home! Good job Kirby Pines and Retirement Companies of America for investing in Memphis and your neighborhood!
Late last year Dalhoff Thomas was commissioned with authoring a Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Master Plan for the City of Starkville, Mississippi (affectionately known as Mississippi's College Town). Tasked with analyzing every aspect of Starkville's Parks and Recreation system, from operations to conceptual spatial design of individual parks, Dalhoff Thomas has recently completed a rigorous inventory and analysis of each park and is currently working on conceptual spatial designs for each park. The conceptual spatial designs will provide the City of Starkville with a general idea of what each park could develop as in the future. The designs are based on research and data provided national park standards, as well as an intense 3-day public input session where leaders and residents of Starkville were able to give their opinions of the current and future park system.
Check back soon for more updates about this exciting project!