County Projects

This page lists community and economic development projects, as well as planning for future improvements, undertaken by Hartsville/Trousdale County along with a description and status of the projects. This page will be updated periodically to update the project's status, or when new projects are underway.

Park Improvements
ADA Improvements
The County was awarded a Built Environment Grant by the Tennessee Department of Health in 2019, and used the grant to commission a study to create the County’s first Park
Master PlanThe plan was adopted after several steering committee meetings, online community survey, town halls and the Parks and Recreation Committee. The County used the grant to apply for a Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) Grant through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to make several Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades to the area including replacement of sidewalks into the park, improving ADA parking spaces and ramps, and installation of inclusive play equipment inside Trey Park. TDEC completed an environmental review of the park and surrounding area in late March 2022, finding no environmental issues.  HTC was awarded a $600,000 matching LPRF grant to renovate the playground area.  
Status: In progress

West Main Street Sidewalk Replacement
The County is currently in the engineering phase of replacing the sidewalks on both sides of West Main Street between the Broadway/Church Street and Littleton Street intersections. The project will replace damaged sections and meet ADA standards.
Status: In progress

Wayfinding Signage
The 2022 ThreeStar Grant is being used for signage in the downtown area.  Signs pointing to Points of Interest in the downtown area are being designed and will be placed in the late fall of 2022.  Points of interest include the Courthouse, football stadium, baseball fields, park complex and the library.  Map of proposed sign placement
Status: COMPLETED JAN 2023

Retail development
The Hartsville/Trousdale County Industrial Development Board (IDB) retained Retail Strategies, a retail recruitment firm, to assess the community's prospects for retail and to recruit new retail such as stores and restaurants. Retail Strategies works with the IDB, County leadership and retail prospects to locate new retail in Hartsville and Trousdale County.
Status: On going

Industrial Development
Industrial development in Trousdale County is a cooperative effort between the Hartsville/Trousdale County Government; Hartsville/Trousdale County Industrial Development Board (IDB); Tennessee Central Economic Authority (TCEA); Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD); Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA-ED); Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Authority (MTIDA); the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) and many other agencies and organizations. To learn more, visit the County's Economic Development page.
Status: On going

Downtown Revitalization

The County is currently a part of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s (ECD) Tennessee Downtowns Program. The program is essentially the Main Street program for rural downtowns. In 2022, the County received $15,000 for façade improvements. Eight (8) projects were awarded which mostly consisted of repainting buildings, repairing awnings, repairing windows and pavers in front of buildings. Upon completion of the program, the County will be eligible for additional grants to continue improvements in downtown Hartsville. Revitalization is also happening naturally as several property owners are renovating buildings and new businesses have either opened or are in the process of opening.
Status: On going

Streetscape Project
In 2016, the County received a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant. The grant funded 80% of the cost to replace existing sidewalks, improve storm water drainage and make parking improvements along East Main Street. The project is part of recommendations from the Downtown Hartsville Transportation Study
Status: Construction Completed Summer 2021

Installation Of An Audio/Video System To Stream Meetings
The County installed three cameras, microphones and audio system at the Trousdale County Courthouse to stream board and committee meetings live via the County's Facebook page and to post on the County's YouTube channel. Video monitors and a new sound system were also installed as part of the project.
Status: Completed April 2019

Closed Landfill Remediation

The County's landfill that closed in the mid-1980's developed several leachate outbreaks. The County's worked with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and consultants to develop a plan to recap the landfill to prevent water seeping into the landfill. The County applied for TDEC's Old Closed Landfill Grant and received funding to cover half of the project cost. This saved the County over $322,000 for the project.
Status: Completed 2019