Historic Overlay District (Landmarks)
In August of 2016, interested residents joined together to form the CY Landmarks Committee with the goal of pursuing landmarks designation for the neighborhood. Interest for this project first appeared through the CYCA’s 5 Year Plan, where many discussed the need to safeguard Cooper-Young’s “funky” and historic homes. The landmarks designation is a city-level ordiance that applies neighborhood-specific guidelines to area construction. These guidelines are set by the residents themselves with approval from the Memphis Landmarks Commission.