July 22, 2015

Plans Progress for Boyle’s Mixed-Use Developments in Fast-Growing Collierville



Architectural planners from Cooper, Robertson & Partners of New York City and Looney, Ricks, Kiss of Memphis meet with Boyle’s team to refine the plan for Schilling Farms, Boyle’s mixed-use development in Collierville.

-Plans Progress in Fast-Growing Collierville-

Boyle Investment Company is at the forefront of new development in the fastest growing town in the state of Tennessee-Collierville. The town’s population increased from 14,427 in 1990 to 24,210 in 1996, ranking it among the five top cities for rapid growth nationwide. The potential for economic development in Collierville continues to soar spurred by decisions by corporations such as Federal Express to construct a major technology complex in the southwest quadrant of Collierville.

Boyle is moving forward to create two quality additions to Collierville, Two architectural planning firms, Cooper, Robertson & Partners of New York and Looney, Ricks, Kiss of Memphis, have enhanced and refined the master plan for Schilling Farms, a $350-million, mixed-use planned development on the western edge of Collierville. Both of these firms developed the master plan for Disney’s new town development. Celebration, outside Orlando. In keeping with the small-town atmosphere and architectural heritage of Collierville, the plan for Schillng Farms calls for the creation of a pedestrian-friendly environment where people can live, work, shop, and enjoy recreation. With more than 4,000 feet of frontage on Poplar Avenue, Schilling Farms is well-suited for a corporate headquarters site and business center. In addition to 1.5 million square feet of office space, Schilling Farms will include significant retail space, 90 acres of distribution space, as well as a variety of integrated residential neighborhoods.

With the extension of Winchester Road scheduled for completion in early 1998, a large amount of land will be ready for development at Schilling Farms. In addition, work is currently underway on the extension of the sanitary sewer that will stretch across Schilling Farms from Bailey’s Station to Byhalia Road, and should be completed by the summer of 1997. Currently a number of parcels at Schilling Farms are under contract with a wide variety of users ranging from office, industrial, and apartments to a Shelby County School.

Planning also is underway for Price Farms, Boyle’s 246-acre, mixed-use planned development in the southern portion of Collierville. Strategically located at the intersection of Houston Levee Road and Nonconnah Parkway just south of the new 400,000-square-foot Federal Express technology complex, Price Farms will serve as the commercial door to the southern portion of Collierville. In fact, Price Farms will control two quadrants of the interchange of Houston Levee Road and Nonconnah Parkway-the northeast and southeast sides. Annexation, zoning, and the preliminary development plan for Price Farms were unanimously approved by the Town of Collierville. The property, of which 150 acres is zoned for commercial and office use, will be developed over a period of 20 years. The sanitary sewer will be completed by the summer of 1997, and road construction of Nonconnah Parkway which began in January, is scheduled for completion in early 1998.

Schilling Farms and Price Farms will provide landmark developments with their own indignities, yet both will maintain the historic flavor of old Collierville.