"[It's] looking at this historically retail-oriented corridor and trying to understand the impacts of the change in retail landscape as well as relocation of existing big boxes," Clarksville Redevelopment Director
"What does the community want to see here? How is it going to be reactivated moving forward? What type of uses and amenities would they like to see implemented so the town can begin a long term 25- to 30-year master plan and really bring about public vision?"
Panels stretched around the room with information on existing conditions, with staff on hand to answer questions and take community feedback. For instance, 24 percent of the study area is currently vacant, with just under 57 percent used as entertainment. About 11 percent is residential or hotel use.
A look at demographics showed that between 2010 and 2017, the
"So everything here for them is all new,"
"I like it -- I think
"I'm just anxious to see new development."
Beyke, who grew up in
But although she's been drawn across the river for more recent amenities, she doesn't want to move there -- she would rather see these things in the place where she lives.
"I don't like the fast pace [of
"It's interesting and I've been feeling like there's room for a lot of improvement along Lewis and Clark [Parkway]," Oldham, who grew up in
"It's at the beginning, but it looks like they've got a good grasp on what we do have going here and the challenges we need to overcome."
Monday's presentation will be made available online this week, with a public survey for people who want to submit more input in the next few weeks. The information will be used to help direct the teams in how to implement the potential projects.
"We have endless opportunities with this project and it's an exciting time to be a resident of
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