Bonds would cover Clarksville Sports Complex, Performing Arts Center and more

Repayment of the General Bond and Improvement Bonds totaling $56.5 million are on the agenda for Clarksville City Council this month for possible approval.

While the bonds cover several city capital projects already approved by council in previous sessions, notable projects were cited by city officials last week during the non-voting executive session.

Among them, funding for the planned family sports complex near Interstate 24, exit 8, the downtown performing arts center and the renovation of the former Frosty Morn property in the Red River district near Austin Peay State University.

“These bonds are for previously approved capital projects,” said Laurie Matta, chief financial officer for the City of Clarksville. “These are actually older projects that have been planned for some time.

“The mayor’s transportation plan is not part of this bond issue.”

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Family sports complex

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said a multi-faceted family sports complex, or campus of more than 160 acres, is being developed in two phases off Rossview Road, offering seven lighted multi-purpose fields, three with artificial grass and four with natural grass.

Pitts previously said there would be an accessible playground and walking path, buildings for concessions and restrooms, and parking areas.

Phase 2 on the north side of the property is expected to include a baseball and softball complex, outdoor pavilions and more parking.

The city also has a partnership with Silicon Ranch, a Nashville company that operates solar power generation facilities, to build a solar farm on the sloping acreage on the south side of the Rossview Road/Exit 8 Sports Complex site.

The solar ranch will sell up to 15 megawatts of solar power to CDE Lightband, which will supply 56% of the electricity needed for city government buildings, streetlights and other facilities, Pitts said.

performing arts center

About a year ago, the city purchased the Roxy Regional Theater to build a new performing arts center in downtown Clarksville.

Following the purchase, Pitts says the city is currently conducting economic and architectural studies related to the project.

A theater team comes from New York to help with the studies and help guide Clarksville through an “accurate picture of the building’s development”.

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frosty morning

Pitts says the city envisions what remains of the former Frosty Morn building and property as a “multicultural facility with many employment opportunities for the local community.”

Some proposed uses for this project include a local farmer’s market, a community restaurant for food trucks or start-up restaurants, and gathering spaces, to name a few.

Property rezonings

Among the cases of property rezoning at first reading before City Council in February are the following:

• Application by Bizhan Ebrahimi, with Bradley Jackson as agent, for a zone change from Neighborhood Commercial District C-1 to General Commercial District C-2.

A portion of the 3.03 acres is on the southwest corner of the intersection of Woodmont Boulevard and Greenwood Avenue.

The intent of the rezoning is to build “a type of townhouse or multi-family development,” Ebrahimi said. .


• Application by Terrence Burney, with Mid State Investments LLC as agent, for a zone change from R-3 Three Family Residential District to R-6 Single-Family Residential District.

The site covers 0.54 acres on the west side of Givens Lane, 360 feet north of the intersection of Daniel Street and Givens Lane.

Burney says the rezoning will provide “the best use of affordable single-family homes in a vacant infill area.”


Application by Moore Construction Co. Inc. for a zone change from General Industrial District M-2 to General Commercial District C-2.

A portion of the 0.56 acre site is on the southeast side of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, 550 feet northeast of the intersection of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard and Old Trenton Road.

The request is to allow medical practices.


The municipal council meets in regular monthly voting session Thursday at 6 p.m. in the council chambers in the public square.

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This article originally appeared on Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle: Clarksville City Council’s February agenda includes $56.5 million project bonds

William E. Bennett