Hotel Chisca Development Project Begins with Launch Party


(Memphis) Changes to the historic Hotel Chisca are about to get underway.

The 100-year-old hotel has been an eyesore to downtown, but the Main Street Apartment Partners LLC is ready to bring it back to life.

The group plans to turn the eight-story building into a mixed use commercial and residential development. The building will include 150-190 apartments, a ground-floor retail and restaurant space and a new parking garage.

A project launch party will be held tonight to kick off the $24 million project.

It starts at 4:30 p.m. in the Hotel Chisca site garage space on Main Street near Pontotoc Avenue. Free guest parking is available in the parking lot behind The Chisca at MLK Avenue and Mulberry.