Please Take the Greenprint Survey on Developing More Greenways in Our Region

Rusty Bloodworth of Boyle is a member of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Consortium. The Greenprint Consortium would like your opinion on developing more Greenways in our region. Please click on the link below and take the survey. Below is more information on the purpose of the regional Greenprint.

Mid-South Greenprint & Sustainability Plan (Survey 1)

In November 2011, Shelby County Government was awarded the HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant in the amount of $2,619,999 for the Mid-South Regional Greenprint & Sustainability Plan. The plan is designed to enhance regional livability and sustainability by establishing a unified vision for a region-wide network of greenspace areas, or Greenprint, which serves to address long-term housing and land use, resource conservation, environmental protection, accessibility, community health and wellness, transportation alternatives, economic development, neighborhood engagement, and social equity in the Greater Memphis Area.

What is a Greenprint?

The regional Greenprint will include parks, greenways, bike trails and walking paths, byways, blueways, conservation lands, natural areas, wildlife management areas, open space areas, community gardens, stormwater management areas, and other similar spaces. The scope of this plan is defined geographically by the boundaries of the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and West Memphis MPO, including jurisdictions in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

The development of a Regional Greenprint & Sustainability Plan will address the need for initiating long-term comprehensive land use planning in the Greater Memphis Area.

HUD’s Six Livability Principles

The plan and its implementation by collaborating groups throughout the region will focus on alignment with HUD’s six livability principles by:

  • Providing more transportation choices through increased greenway, multi-modal, bike and pedestrian routes and greater connectivity within and between communities;
  • Promoting equitable, affordable housing by improving environmental conditions and amenities for urban neighborhoods adjoining greenways and open spaces, and planning land use and zoning changes to promote affordable housing;
  • Enhancing economic competitiveness by improving quality of life in the Mid-South region thereby attracting/retaining businesses and residents;
  • Supporting existing communities by providing new or improved greenway and open space amenities and access to economic or employment opportunities connected to greenways and open spaces;
  • Coordinating policies and leveraging investment related to greenways and open spaces across the region; and
  • Valuing communities and neighborhoods by enhancing and providing access to greenway and open space amenities and employment opportunities and improving residential property values.

Proposed Outcomes

Over the grant period of three years and beyond, the expected results of the plan include:

  • Increased participation and decision-making by traditionally marginalized populations;
  • Increase in access to greenways, bikeways and other modes of alternative transportation or fuels throughout the region, including low-income and minority neighborhoods;
  • Reduced social and economic disparities for disadvantaged populations in the target region, including a gradual reduction in poverty levels and a measurable increase in essential goods and services within low-income neighborhoods;
  • Decreased overall combined housing and transportation costs per household;
  • Increased proportion of affordable housing units that have high access to quality fresh foods;
  • Increased proportion of affordable housing located close to walking trails, parks and schools; and
  • Improved public health outcomes that result from creating safer, more walkable neighborhoods.

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Boyle Sponsors 8th Annual Wolf River Tree Planting Event

Boyle Investment Company was proud to sponsor the 8th Annual Wolf River Conservancy Tree Planting event held Saturday, March 16, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Shelby Farms Park. The Wolf River Conservancy was pleased to have more than 250 volunteers help in the planting of nearly 3, 000 trees that are destined to be used across Shelby County. In addition to Boyle’s financial support of the event, Shelby Farms Park, The Little Garden Club, and the Memphis Garden Club helped promote the day’s activities. Mayor Luttrell along with leaders from WRC and Shelby Farms Park and hundreds of other volunteers really represented the best that Memphis aspires to be at the event.

Bayard Morgan, Executive Vice President of Boyle, is an avid outdoorsman and a member of the board of directors for the Wolf River Conservancy. “Boyle Investment is delighted to partner with the Wolf River Conservancy in helping to make our community an even more attractive place to live and work. Planting trees is an easy way to improve our quality of life.”





For more information on how you can support the activities of the Wolf River Conservancy by volunteering as individuals, with your family or through your employer, visit the WRC website at www.wolfriver.org or contact Keith Kirkland at keith@wolfriver.org.

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Boyle Is Title Sponsor of Cloar Exhibit

2013 marks our 80th anniversary at Boyle Investment Company. As a way to celebrate and give back to the community that has supported us since our start in 1933, we are pleased to sponsor The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art June 8 through September 15.

This year also marks the centenary of Cloar’s birth. Cloar’s work truly embodies the spirit of the Mid-South, and we are pleased to partner with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to celebrate our anniversaries.

Below are a few examples of Cloar’s work, some actually owned by members of Boyle Investment Company and some that will be on display for the exhibit.

Carroll Cloar Art
Carroll Cloar, American, 1913-1993
MY FATHER WAS BIG AS A TREE, 1955
Casein tempera on Masonite
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Morrie A. Moss 55.24
©Estate of Carroll Cloar

Carroll Cloar Artwork
Carroll Cloar, American, 1913-1993
Bridge Over the Bayou, 1974
Acrylic on Masonite
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bloodworth
©Estate of Carroll Cloar

Carroll Cloar Oil Painting
Carroll Cloar, American, 1913-1993
WHERE THE SOUTHERN CROSS THE YELLOW DOG, 1965
Casein tempera on Masonite
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Brooks Fine Arts Foundation Purchase 65.17
©Estate of Carroll Cloar

Carroll Cloar Southern Painting
Carroll Cloar, American, 1913-1993
GRANDPA AND THE PANTHER TREE, 1963
Collection of Dianne and Bobby Tucker
©Estate of Carroll Cloar

Carroll Cloar Southern Art
Carroll Cloar, American, 1913-1993
FACULTY AND HONOR STUDENTS, LEWIS SCHOOL HOUSE, 1966
Private Collection
©Estate of Carroll Cloar

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