Our region's future outer beltway loop, I-269, presents a serious challenge to smart growth. Local history shows that highway projects have opened up our region for sprawl. If unfettered growth is allowed to occur along the corridor, more of our neighborhoods will be left behind. Livable Memphis is advocacy for an I-269 Task Force of stakeholders to implement sprawl-mitigation strategies. This collaborative entity can serve as the foundation for a regional dialogue that will continue to address issues that face our region.