Memphians pushing back against plan to put sawmill and biomass facility in Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood

By Kevin McNamara
Local Memphis
March 2, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

SHELBY COUNTY, Tennessee — North Memphians and Midtowners are trying to put a stop to the development of a proposed sawmill and biomass facility in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood, drawing the ire of the local community. Concerned Memphians are worried the project could have significant negative health consequences for the area and that their voices are not being listened to by the city. …Residents fear the potential negative impacts as the site is close to the contaminated Cypress Creek and the 100-year floodplain. The community wants to relocate the proposed sawmill and biomass campus to an area already zoned for heavy industrial use. …The community is hoping to make their voices heard even more strongly at a City Council meeting on March 19, and they encourage other members of the public to come forward then as well.

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