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Planners and designers explore opportunities for Clarksville industrial area

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Thursday night, a packed room of Clarksville residents got a look at some ideas for a 320-acre site that includes the old Colgate manufacturing facility, and its iconic clock, all the way to Stansifer Avenue. Thursday night, a packed room of Clarksville residents got a look at some ideas for a 320-acre site that includes the old Colgate manufacturing facility, and its iconic clock, all the way to Stansifer Avenue.
Ideas include a mix of stores, condos, offices and an entertainment district. Ideas include a mix of stores, condos, offices and an entertainment district.
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- With a prime, postcard view of the Louisville skyline, major changes to the old industrial area along the riverfront in Clarksville are being explored.

Thursday night, a packed room of Clarksville residents got a look at some ideas for a 320-acre site that includes the old Colgate manufacturing facility, and its iconic clock, all the way to Stansifer Avenue.

Ideas include a mix of stores, condos, offices and an entertainment district.

"Timing is everything and we have a great location," Clarksville Redevelopment director Nick Lawrence said. "We want to pick up on the momentum that's been in seen in the downtowns of New Albany and Jeffersonville and the idea is to have this plan and this study wrapped up by December."

The ideas explored were long-term, meaning designers are exploring what the area could look like over the next 20 years.

But some changes are already underway. The current owner of the Colgate plant has already said the site will be converted into apartments in the next year or two.

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