The Commons is going to be the cultural and recreational center for the City of Collegedale and the eastern end of Hamilton County. Not only will The Commons be home to our new Community Center, but also the Collegedale Farmers Market. The center will showcase the natural beauty of Collegedale with its open green spaces and its event centers. The 56,000 square foot open-air Farmers Market will have room for hundreds of local farmers and artisans to showcase their products. When complete, The Commons will be a testament to the beauty of Collegedale and the foundation with which the city was built: the community. 

The Commons will be the five year culmination of the joint efforts of Collegedale city leaders and its community. 

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With the growing city development, people need to always remember the foundation of our city. Collegedale has some of the most beautiful views and most memorable homes in Tennessee. With the city development and other changes we are bringing to Collegedale, we do not want our community to forget where we began. Our goal is establish these historical centers so that as our children grow older, they will not forget the importance of our history. The Spring House is the first of many projects meant to ensure that the history and character of our town remains as our city grows. These pieces of history are what defines Collegedale, and they are a legacy that deserves to be preserved.

The Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation, comprised of the city’s leaders, works closely with the Collegedale community to ensure that the new city development are in the best interest of the city and its citizens. We want to connect Collegedale to greater opportunities while helping it maintain its identity

Our Team

David Barto

Executive Director

Jayme O'Donnell


Kevin Wilson

Secretary Treasurer

Jack McClarty

Greg Vital

Chris Thomas

Ted Rogers

Stefanie McElroy

Jill Moon

Thoughts on Experience

David Barto – Friday, October 28, 2016       The other day I talked about the importance of experience in folk’s everyday lives to the good people at the…

The Commons to THE HILL schedule

David Barto: May 23, 2016 Kick-Off Celebration, June 19th from 6:00 to 9:00pm, all walkers and donors are invited to 5220 Asher Lane for celebratory meal! The Walk: June 21st…

Angels Landing and The Commons

David Barto Sunday, December 31, 2017 Angels Landing Zion National Park Today is December 31st, it is alas the end of the year and it seemed a shame not to…

3 days ago

Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation Inc.

“If you add commercial to The Commons, what types of places would you hope to attract?”......

Eventually, to service all the folks at the Imagination Station, the new “Park”, the Green Way, etc...we will need at least a couple of restaurants, a coffee shop and ice cream parlor. It’s too many people congregated in too small of area not to capture the revenue streams off of. Also the City has invested millions in parks and rec resources, and donors another $9,000,000 so far in The Commons. We could easily generate over $100,000 a year in tax revenue, that could be spent on future parks and rec resources.

It is also the goal of CTF to have The Commons and Park be a neutral impact on the city budget. In other words we would like to make enough income to pay for our own upkeep, repairs and sustain the Foundation. Through wedding/event rentals, potential ownership of some commercial structures on site it is the goal to make enough to not cost the City of Collegedale any money from year to year. If we could then generate money to pump back into the general budget through taxes I believe we will be true partners with the city.

So if we built some commercial, then a restaurant like Cantaberry’s is exactly the kind of place we would work to bring in.

The Commons has the potential to be so much more than it is today if we continue to work together, listen to the community and deliver quality.
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Tomorrow night, February 5th at 7:00 pm we will be continuing our”Movies at The Commons” series! Brought to you by our good friends at Kelly Subaru -good folks selling great cars! ... See MoreSee Less

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Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation Inc.

Sunday night at 7:00 pm at The Commons we are showing Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo inside Founders’ Hall!

This is free to the public! We will have a big fire roaring in the fireplace so no matter the weather we are good to go!

Also, it was an accident that we are up against a sporting event on the same evening....... ,but if you don’t care about that event, come on down and watch a classic movie. You can watch the funny advertisements on YouTube tomorrow!
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Sunday from 11 to 4 join us at The Commons for the Collegedale Market!
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More news to come but the Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation is working on an agreement with a local banking institution to bring 12 concerts a year to The Commons starting in April 2019!

This series would focus on contemporary Jazz, “country”, bluegrass, gospel and even indie-rock!

We are wanting to use their investment as seed money to bring in even larger acts so if your business would be interested in partnering with us let me know!

Also if you have an up and coming musical group in mind, get their contact info to me so I can check them out!

With Movies at The Commons and the Collegedale Market this brings us to over 150 activities at The Commons a year!
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This Tuesday night Feb. 5th, at 7:00 inside Founders’ Hall at The Commons we continue our date night movie series!

Casablanca is one of the true greats, so bring that special someone, and a lawn chair and sit around the roaring fire and enjoy a true classic!

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5220 Asher Lane
Collegedale TN, 37363


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David Barto
Phone: 423-664-3022

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