Downtown Jeffersonville

Downtown Jeffersonville

Jeffersonville, IN

https://www.jeffmainstreet.org

Our community has been working diligently to revitalize Jeffersonville, Indiana's historic downtown district for more than 30 years. Officially formed in 1802, Jeffersonville is a small Midwestern river city, located on the northern banks of the Ohio River. Jeffersonville was named after President Thomas Jefferson, and was originally platted based on a suggestion by him of alternating city blocks of green-spaces. Though the plan proved unfeasible, downtown Jeffersonville has preserved much of the sense of place that people find charming and inviting about small towns. Downtown Jeffersonville is a walkable area that features blocks of historic 19th century buildings, a beautiful riverfront and parks, the popular Big Four pedestrian and bicycle bridge, and a thriving community of locally-owned shops and restaurants. Our nonprofit group Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc. has been working since 1987 to reverse the detrimental effects of disinvestment that impacted our downtown in the 1960's through the 1980's. We have embarked on a wide range of downtown revitalization projects, including relocating and preserving four historic homes that have transformed a parking lot into a vibrant part of the streetscape, stabilizing commercial buildings, installing historically-styled street lights, helping construct a welcome arch over one of the downtown streets, starting a concert series, farmers market, wine walks, farm to table dinner, festivals, and many other special events. Working with other nonprofits and the city, we allocate funds each year to restore both commercial and residential properties in downtown. Through a focused effort, Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc. has helped set the stage that is bringing people and small businesses back to downtown Jeffersonville. We would like to keep the revitalization of downtown Jeffersonville moving forward and would appreciate your vote to make this happen!