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Central Business Improvement District

The mission of the Central Business Improvement District Planning & Development Committee is to attract, retain, and promote investment that will stimulate economic growth and enhance quality living within Clarksville's Downtown and Riverfront areas.

Our vision is an economically thriving District that attracts investment, stabilizes and strengthens the tax base, and supports vitality and diversity to reestablish the District as Clarksville-Montgomery County's social and cultural center.

CBID Permits 2019-2020

Activity in Progress

Coordinating the development of a comprehensive program to reconstruct/preserve several public murals/vintage/historic/ghost ads in the downtown.

Exploring the possibility of creating a downtown Clarksville Main Street program.

Hodgson Douglas is developing conceptual plans and package incentives for development opportunities on key redevelopment sites.



15 Permits issued, $1.5M in valued improvements to the CBID area

Notable Area Improvements Include: First Horizon Bank remodel, Wedding Belles remodel, Leaf-Chronicle remodel, and commercial finishing of Yada Yada.


17 Permits issued, $994K in valued improvements to the CBID area

Notable Area Improvements Include: New Single Family Homes, Duplexes, and commercial finishing of Rim Tyme, Badcock Furniture. 


Assisted in site location and execution of a music video for Francesca Battistelli’s “The Breakup Song” - filmed partly in Downtown Clarksville - VIDEO

Assisted several businesses and residents within the District to resolve various issues

Contracted with EOA Architects to develop a plan to ease the development process for owners of historic buildings

Contracted with Verta Development and Phil Ryan to create a bid package for the Third & Main Project

Held a sculpture naming contest for the spherical sculpture that is located at Downtown Commons

Notified that the District is included in the new Federal Opportunity Zones Program - OPPORTUNITY ZONE FAQ

Opened Downtown Commons

Produced the Downtown @ Sundown Concert Series

Sponsored Frolic on Franklin

Sponsored Spirit Fest

Sponsored various free events at Downtown Commons

Unveiled the Starry Night Clarksville mural which is located at 420 Madison Street


Approved one Rent/Lease Assistance Incentive for one new business.

Approved two Façade/Building Improvement Assistance Incentive for two new businesses.

Began the management of Downtown Commons.

Commissioned the Clarksville Starry Night Mural located on a building owned by C. David Elliott and Phyllis Hunt which is located at 420 Madison Street.

Executed the first-ever Downtown Seasonal Ice Skating Rink.

Hired Norman Quirion as Two Rivers Company Executive Director.

Launched Partners in Progress to fund Two Rivers Company Efforts.

RPM Transportation Consultants, LLC is preparing conceptual plans, in conjunction with APSU, to focus on stronger and safer pedestrian connections from the university into downtown.


Contributed $10,000 towards a public art statue of Clarksville native and actor Frank Sutton.

Approved one Rent/Lease Assistance Incentive Program for one new business.

Approved two Façade/Building Improvement Assistance Incentive for two new businesses.

Published notecards based on work from local artist Billy Renkl’s custom-designed downtown banners to be sold in various locations.


Issued an Option Agreement to Montgomery County to purchase the former Bank of America site in downtown Clarksville for the development of a downtown public civic plaza.

Approved three Façade and Exterior Improvement incentives for three new businesses.

Developed a Rent/Lease Assistance Incentive Program for New Businesses. This incentive program will facilitate the establishment of new small businesses in downtown Clarksville and is intended to reduce the number of vacant, street-level commercial properties.

Worked with the Regional Planning Commission and City to create a Common Design Review Board.

Purchased benches, trash can and planters for the District.

Selected local artist Billy Renkl to design banners, which were printed for installation downtown.


Developed a Façade and Exterior Improvement Program. This incentive program will assist tenants and property owners to preserve and enhance existing buildings in downtown.

Completed public customer surveys on downtown retail, dining, and housing.

Entered into an Option Agreement to purchase the former Bank of America site for consideration as a downtown civic plaza.

Upland Trail Pedestrian Connections – prepared conceptual and construction design documents for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Franklin Street/Spring Street/Upland Trail pedestrian connections.

City of Clarksville CBID ordinance