Years-long development freeze may soon be imposed affecting Wolfchase, Bartlett, Cordova, Lakeland

The City of Memphis and Shelby County may soon be forced to institute a development freeze for all of Wolfchase, most of Cordova and Bartlett and part of Lakeland, the Memphis Business Journal has learned.

The sewer system in the 35-square-mile Fletcher Creek drainage basin is now near its capacity, the City of Memphis has preliminarily determined. This could put a stop to any commercial or residential developments in the affected areas, and it could last multiple years.

Public Works director Robert…

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