May 23, 2022
First Schilling Farms Retail Buildings Underway
The Commercial Appeal
The Schilling Farms Water Tower District will see its first retail buildings constructed by the end of this year.
Infrastructure work for the district has been under way for two years, and now developer Boyle Investment Co. prepares to bring in retail businesses with tenants already in negotiations, said Boyle’s Executive Vice President Rusty Bloodworth.
The two retail buildings, 1329 and 1337 West Poplar Avenue, make up more than 21,000 square feet over 12 retail bays that range from 1,400 to 2,300 square feet. Bloodworth said the buildings will be ready by 2023.
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He also said the spaces might be restaurants, banking facilities or retail shops.
Boyle partnered with Jones Aur to handle the leasing and encourages tenants to reach out.
The developer expects the retail shops to fulfill the needs of office workers in the Schilling Farms area and the rest of Collierville.
Bloodworth said construction on the initial residential phase will begin later this year and a hotel will undergo construction next year.
“We want to provide upscale amenities and services at Schilling Farms for our residents and office workers, as well as the broader Collierville community,” said Les Binkley, senior vice president of Boyle. “We anticipate a great mix of amenities highlighted by restaurants and convenient neighborhood-scale retail.”
The Water Tower District, a mixed-use development south of Poplar Avenue, covers about 54 acres and will bring multi-family residential units, hotels, retails shops and restaurants.