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Location DB > United States > Tennessee > Memphis > Marina Cove Apartments
Marina Cove Apartments
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created by ChrisTVDir on 5/27/2009 3:36 PM
last modified by ChrisTVDir on 1/4/2011 8:55 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Apartment complex with large canal running throughout. Most of the second floor stairs and balconies have collapsed. All doors and windows have been removed/torn down.
 Basic Information
Type: Apartment Complex
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Owner: Memphis Police Department
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • snakes, squatters, lots of bugs
  •  Interesting Features
    Large canal built throughout the complex. Several units have fire damage.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • High visibility
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1973
    Closed: 2006
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • Safety shoes, bug spray.
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Built in 1973, this 394 unit apartment complex has a marina theme with a large canal running throughout. Once considered a nice complex aimed more at singles, it slowly started to decline with the neighborhood. As of 2004 only 92 units were occupied. Water Gardens bought the 23.1-acre property at on Winchester out of bankruptcy in August of 2004 for $1.6 million, and planed to invest $10.5 million in its rehabilitation. However all plans fell through and in 2006 the city of Memphis officially condemed the property.

     Media Coverage
     Future Plans
    Unknown. Current owners owe lots of back taxes.
    -There was a story on the local news the night I posted this location. Owner is to appear in court June 3, 2009. At that point he has the choice of either demolishing the property or selling it to the city or another party.
    --The gates are now back up and locked. There are big signs the read "Property of Memphis Police Department"
    --The New Direction Christian Church has bought the property and is tearing it down. Plans for the site are either a new neighborhood or a community center.
    First Visit
    Wed, May 27th, 2009
    posted by ChrisTVDir

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    Gallery 1
    Wed, May 27th, 2009
    posted by ChrisTVDir
    25 pictures
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    Gallery 2
    Fri, May 29th, 2009
    posted by ChrisTVDir
    22 pictures
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    Gallery 3
    Fri, May 29th, 2009
    posted by ChrisTVDir
    18 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 1/4/2011 1:52 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 4 11 at 13:52, Steed validated this location
  • on Jan 4 11 at 8:55, ChrisTVDir made this location public
  • on Jan 4 11 at 8:55, ChrisTVDir changed the following: Status
  • on Sep 1 10 at 16:54, SaraBellum validated this location
  • on Sep 1 10 at 16:13, ChrisTVDir changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Security Measures, Future Plans
  • on Jun 5 09 at 15:49, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 5 09 at 15:10, ChrisTVDir changed the following: Owner, History, Accessibility, Security Measures, Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on May 29 09 at 17:40, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 29 09 at 14:56, ChrisTVDir updated gallery picture Web 2.jpg
  • on May 29 09 at 14:33, ChrisTVDir reordered images in gallery Gallery 3
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