North Clarksville Community Center
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Clarksville is a rapidly growing community that has a prime opportunity to provide services and resources to the diverse citizens that contribute to its tax base.
Despite the Tiny Town area being the fastest growing area in Clarksville, it lacks the attention that other areas in our community have received. It has been said by elected officials that; "Most citizens in that area are military affiliated and can access the resources of Ft Campbell, Kentucky." This petition calls upon elected officials to realize that while a good portion of the population of this town may be military affiliated, we live and pay our taxes in Clarksville and deserve to have the City provide amenities to support our side of town.
Secondly, Clarksville has not built a community center since the 1980s when the population was approximately 54,777 that has since grown to approximately 158,156. With only three community centers in Clarksville and two of them being on the South side, it is evidently time to build another one in North Clarksville. The Crow Community Center serves 20,971 citizens and Burt Cobb 20,619 in South Clarksville and the Kleeman Community Center serves 52,150 which is twice as much as the other to and the same size in North Clarksville demands a high demand in the area.
Tiny Town Road has enough land available to build a community center with similar to the Foy Community that caters to the various recreational interest of a very diverse community. The Tiny Town Road location also has the infrastructure to support the traffic caused by the people seeking to enjoy the community center with a great mixture of restaurants, convenience stores, and service stations to serve local and traveling teams coming to compete in tournaments. There are also residential neighborhoods close enough for the community to easily access the complex in addition to its close proximity to several elementary, middle, and high schools.
I have lived in the Tiny Town area since 1992 and have only seen more houses and businesses being built with only two new City recreational projects, the Robert Clark Park Blueway and the Barbara Johnson Park. I believe that it is time for the City to make a significant investment in North Clarksville. An investment that has the potential to enhance the quality of life and serve as an economic stimulator for our community.
The sample image you see if from the Round Rock Sports Center in Round Rock Texas. This 82,800-square-foot indoor sports center floor plan is built with basketball and volleyball teams in mind. The flexible court layout can be configured to hold 3 NCAA basketball, 6 basketball courts or 12 volleyball courts, within the 47,775 square feet of open space. There are 1,300 seats available for spectators and 502 parking spots. The facility also boasts a referee lounge, locker rooms, a training room, LED scoreboard screens, and three large multi-purpose rooms that can be divided into nine smaller rooms. I am sure that indoor tennis could also be accommodated at such a facility. Parks and Rec has also expressed an interest in adding an indoor pool to the facility.
The Clarksville Visitors Bureau prepared an estimate of the impact that Basketball, Volleyball, Cheerleading and Wrestling would have on our community with tournaments at the North Clarksville Community Center being 3 days/2 nights. With each event just being held once/year the impact would be:
Total hotel revenue - $161,967.50
Total Event Revenue - $6,265,755
Direct City/County Sales Tax Revenue - $156,643.88
Directlty to the schools - $118,579.41
Indirect City & County Sales Tax Revenue - $783,219.38
Indirect to School - $592,897.06
If you support a Community Center in the Tiny Town Road area, please sign this petition.
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