Cookeville’s CityScape has been designated as a Main Street America™ Accredited program.
Each year, Main Street America and its partners recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization.
In 2021, CityScape reported some $1.3 million reinvested into Cookeville’s historic commercial districts through 17 building rehabilitation projects, six public improvement projects, and one new building construction.
“Downtown Cookeville is a visible indicator of our immense community pride. Our local businesses, green spaces, and special events add to the quality of life for residents and are must-see destinations for visitors,” stated Holly Freeman, CityScape Executive Director. “Receiving this accreditation would not have been possible without the CityScape Board of Directors, City of Cookeville, Putnam County, annual donors, downtown business owners, and residents. I would like to thank them all for their support of our Main Street program as we work to make downtown Cookeville a more vibrant, beautiful, and welcoming place.”
CityScape is now one of 41 communities in the state and one of 1,200 communities nationally recognized for its commitment to creating “high-quality places.”