CityScape

CityScape

Cookeville, TN

http://Cookevillecityscape.com

CityScape started in 1994 and has been a very important part to the historic preservation of downtown Cookeville. CityScape is an accrediated Tennessee Main Street Community and is involved with all continued education provided through the Governor's office. Cookeville, through the efforts of CityScape boasts a 98% occupancy rate which ranks as one of the highest in the state. Through their annual membership drive, funds are raised to provide fa├žade and awning grants for buildings that need to be brought up to today's standards. In addition, the major fundraising goes to the restortation and maintenance of the historic Cream City sign which is one of the only historic neon signs in the state of Tennessee. The sign is in the center of our downtown and is the icon and beacon for tourist to visit. Over the past 5 years, CityScape has spent over $24,000 for the expenses related to the sign functioning properly. CitySCape also recognizes business owners that have done an outstanding job of making their property set the standard of excellence. These businesses are presented a Legacy Award which they place on the exterior of their building. CityScape, as a criteria as a TN Main Street also hosts events that take place in their downtown to bring the citizens to our downtown to enjoy family activities. There are two major, well established events that happen annually, Fall FunFest and Wine on the WestSide. The profits of the events go toward the grants for historic preservation.