The City of Clarksville continues to make progress on several key capital projects that are budgeted.
Projects range from the Rossview/Exit 8 Athletic Complex to the revitalization of the Frosty Morn property in the Red River District, to new public safety facilities and much more.
With the current fiscal year winding down, here is a summary report on where some of the key projects now stand:
● Rossview/Exit 8 Athletic Complex - Roadway construction that provides access to the park
is about 50% complete. Upon roadway completion this summer, work can start on the park
amenities such as multipurpose fields, pavilions, restrooms, and a playground built to Americans With Disabilities Act specifications.
Phase I of the complex has a projected bid opening in June.
● Silicon Ranch Solar Farm - Groundbreaking was held May 17, after Silicon Ranch completed the purchase of the property from the City to begin construction of a solar power array just south of the planned, new Athletic Complex.
● Frosty Morn Revitalization - An initial selective demolition phase to remove existing interior finishes, unnecessary walls, and roofing from the old Frosty Morn structure, has begun.The initial phase will facilitate ongoing engineering and design as well
as future construction. A follow-up "dry-in" phase is expected late summer or
early fall 2023. These two phases will make way for future site development and
build-out phases. Programming of the site has not been solidified, but may
include event space, a community kitchen, makers spaces, a food court,
restaurants, food truck vending, a farmers market, an outdoor amphitheater, and
office space for nonprofits and city offices.
● Red River Pedestrian Bridge- The bridge will connect the greenways between Red River East and APSU Trails (off Kraft Street), and the
Pollard Road Trail at the end of Pollard Road. This will result in approximately 11
miles of interconnected greenway trails. This project is
nearing design completion. This project is expected to begin construction in the
fall of 2023.
● Outlaw Field Public Safety Complex- The Clarksville Regional Airport Authority has conveyed to
the city approximately 7.25 acres of Outlaw Field, directly behind Clarksville Fire
Rescue (CFR) station 7. This site will enhance overall public safety
responsiveness and efficiency as the City grows. This site will host the new
Clarksville Police Department (CPD) District 4 Precinct; an additional
County-funded Emergency Medical Service (EMS) station; a North Clarksville
refueling point for gasoline, diesel, natural gas, and electric-powered vehicles
and equipment; a salt shed; an equipment lot; and a joint departments operations
and storage building are also planned for the site.
● CFR Administration/Training Facility- This new facility will replace the existing
CFR Administrative, Training, Fire Safety, and Fire Prevention offices, which
were housed in two old, repurposed wood-framed structures. Additionally the
CFR storage building will be replaced along Main Street on the CFR #1 campus,
making way for the Admin/Training facility.
With a workforce that exceeds 250, CFR has long-since outgrown these two old, non-compliant structures. Rather than spending money and time sending firefighters to train at the State or other
municipalities, CFR conducts much of their training in-house, saving the City time
The new facility will be located on Franklin Street where the Fire
Prevention Office was previously located. The new facility will be two stories and
20,000-plus square feet. The ground level is planned for training, and the second
story is planned for Administrative, Fire Safety, and Fire Prevention offices.
● New Parking Garage at First and Commerce Streets- With the opening of the
F&M Bank Arena, a planned City Performing Arts Center (Roxy Regional), and the
continuing downtown growth trend, the need for additional parking is being
addressed by the City through construction of a new 587-space parking garage.
The new garage will be located at the corner of First and Commerce Streets
adjacent to the existing Cumberland Parking Garage. This project is anticipated to be completed
in Spring 2024. Site preparations are beginning.
● Performing Arts Center (Roxy Regional) -- Lyle Cook Martin, a local
architecture firm, has been contracted to provide architectural services for the
new Performing Arts Center. This contract has recently been executed and the
design team is gathering information for a preliminary design meeting. The design team is currently making revisions to preliminary designs.
● Smith Trahern Mansion- This majestic, city-owned, antebellum home located
adjacent to the Riverview Cemetery at McClure and Spring Streets is a National
Register of Historic Places-designated property that has been used for many years by
Clarksville residents as a small event venue for weddings and similar events as
well as educational tours.
A scope of services and contractor have been selected to perform rehabilitation to the property. The current scope of work
includes window reproduction, and repair of rotted mill work, trim, siding, balcony
repairs, iron work repairs, gutter repairs, and roofing repairs. Construction has
begun and completion is expected by early summer.
● Ajax Turner Improvements - A design concept and rough opinion of probable
cost has begun for the Ajax Turner Senior Center. Some items being considered include better accessibility on the exterior of the building. Having accessible areas
on the exterior facilitates outdoor opportunities for patrons, especially those
experiencing cognitive disorders. Other items being considered are an
accessible route to the facility storm shelter from the Adult Day Care area, and
providing a substantial canopy for drop-off and pick-up at the Adult Day Care.
At present time, approximately 60% of the roof and HVAC equipment are
beyond their expected lifecycle. Funding for these asset preservation items will
be sought with the FY24 budget, with other improvement requests in subsequent
● L&N Train Station- The train station has been utilized by the Montgomery County Historical
Society, and has had no significant work performed on it since 1995 when it was
restored. This building needs a substantial amount of repairs to the embarkment
canopy as well as painting. A few other repairs and improvements will also be
made if current funding is adequate. This facility will be used as a small events
venue that will be operated by Clarksville Parks and Recreation.
● New Clarksville Fire Rescue #6- The existing CFR #6 located on Ashbury Road
was originally constructed in 1968. Because of population growth, there is a need
to increase the number of firefighters assigned to this station, as well as house
additional needed equipment. Additionally, improved emergency response times
are needed to the areas being served by this fire station. Due to a small existing
site and restrictive topography, it has been determined that a new CFR #6 is
needed to replace the Ashbury location.
The City has purchased property located at the intersection of Arrowood
Drive, and South Jordan Drive just south of Purple Heart Parkway. CFR plans to begin construction at the start
of fiscal year 2024 pending City Council approval of construction funding.
● Replacement of Clarksville Fire Rescue #3- CFR #3 is located on Maxwell
Drive. This facility was originally constructed in 1965. Because of the need for
additional personnel and equipment, enlarging this facility is a necessity. The
existing facility also does not have male and female restrooms, it is not
ADA-accessible, and it does not have decontamination facilities to protect
firefighter health. This project was originally planned as a renovation. Due to
projected renovation costs, the project is now being planned as a demolition and
● Edith Pettus Park Improvements- The need for a regulation-size football field
and additional practice areas with lighting in this neighborhood has driven this
project. The new field layouts will include a regulation-size football field, a smaller
practice field, a basketball court, and new athletic field lighting. This project has been awarded to BR Miller Company for construction.
● Beech Street Park- The Beech Street Park will be a new neighborhood park in
the New Providence area. The park will eventually have a well-lit playground, a
pavilion, open space, and parking. Much of the work for this project is being
provided from various City departments to include Forestry, Parks and
Recreation, Building and Codes, Street Department, CDE, and Gas & Water.
The site work is approximately 30% completed. The playground equipment and
pavilion are expected to be ordered in May 2023.
The preceding project summaries are not an exhaustive list of all City General Capital Projects. The list also does not include Clarksville Gas & Water, CDE Lightband, Clarksville Transit System, or Transportation 2020+ capital projects.