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Community revitalization workshops underway


The Clarksville Office of Housing and Community DevelopmentThe Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development is hosting a series of community workshops related to future development of the Red River and Brandon Hills area. The workshops will be held at the Burt School at 110 Bailey Road (off 8th Street at APSU) in Clarksville on July 31, August 14, September 4 and Sept. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m.

These workshops are designed to help determine the vision and future revitalization for both neighborhoods and will be facillitated by Nashville Civic Design Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development.

According to the planners, “if you live in or own property in either the Red River or Brandon Hills communities, now is the time to get off the sidelines and actively participate in efforts to plan for the future of our neighborhoods … This your chance to revitalize and transform two historic downtown neighborhoods.”

The programs offered are not just informational meetings but actual workshops for which public input and opinions are sought and welcomed.

The July 30 meeting will review the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats associated withg revitalizing these neighborhoods. The August 14 session focuses on developing a vision for the community. September 14 offers an assesment of input from the first sessiosn (the opening meeting was held July 24), and a final report will be presented to the public by the Civic Design Center on Sept. 18.

A trolley Tour of the areas in question will be held Monday, July 30, from Marion and Eighth Streets. Reservations are required, but the tour and all programs are free. RSVP for any of the workshop sessions or the trolley tour by calling the Office of Housing and Devlopment at 931-648-6133.


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