WaterWalk consultant, city of Memphis in legal battle

Remember John Elkington, the Beale Street developer in Memphis who helped WaterWalk officials land a handful of commercial leases for the development early last year – leases that haven’t broken any ground?

It appears that Elkington’s signature project, Beale Street, has become a legal hot potato in Memphis, with the city suing Elkington’s Perfoma group and Elkington replying in kind.

Meanwhile, WaterWalk remains a stretch of barren ground, surrounding the lofts and office project, the Wichita Area Association of Realtors and Gander Mountain.

It’ll be interesting to see what direction new Wichita City Manager Bob Layton can help provide.