The mission of this board is to reverse the trends of physical and economic deterioration, to make the area a viable destination place for commerce and housing, while maintaining the historic character of the city through imaginative use of public and private resources.
The Bartlett Station Business Improvement District, Inc. was established as a nonprofit corporation, effective November 14, 1997. The charter was amended effective October 8, 2001, to authorize the Commission to do business as an Industrial Development Corporation as prescribed by Section 7-53-101 et seq., Tennessee Code Annotated, as amended and hereafter amended. The corporate name was changed to Bartlett Station Development Commission.
See the detailed Purposes extracted from the By-Laws.
The Commission is composed of nine regular members appointed by the Mayor, with approval by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The Mayor or the Mayor's designee serves as an ex-officio member with benefit of vote.
The largest private commercial investment to date is the renovation of Bartlett Plaza, renamed Bartlett Station Plaza.
Design Assistance Program
Some businesses in Bartlett Station want to improve the exterior appearance of their buildings and have asked for ideas of what changes to make. The Commission contracted with the design firm of Looney Ricks Kiss (Memphis) to develop the Design Assistance Program.
LRK worked with businesses and property owners in drafting Design Guidelines, to guide building owners and their architects in deciding on the most effective improvements to building facades.
The Bartlett Station Commission meets on the 1st Wednesday @ 7:30 a.m. of each month at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134.