The Department of Planning and Zoning is responsible for creating plans, drafting policy and coordinating the implementation of civic projects that relate to the City’s vision of the future. This vision is set forth in the Comprehensive Plan based on the observation of trends in employment, population, housing, local culture and other metrics. The primary goal of long-range planning is to enhance the quality of life for all residents and ensure an efficient use of City resources.
NoCo Arts District Master Plan
The Planning Department was happy to assist with developing a new Master Plan for the NoCO (North of Court Avenue) Arts and Cultural District that’s being drafted by Forecast Public Art out of St. Paul, MN. Our team provided significant input into the planning process, helped with a district mapping project, and created many of the graphics used for stakeholder meetings that were part of the planning process. To view the Master Plan, click here: NoCo Arts District Master Plan
Chapel Lake Park
The Planning Department is excited about completion of the first phase of Chapel Lake Park. Land for the park was gifted to the City from the River Ridge Development Corporation and lies just north of the Crystal Springs Subdivision. Unlike many of the other more “programmed” parks throughout the City, that include ball fields and sport courts, Chapel Lake Park is intended to be a much more natural park that celebrates its rolling hills, streams and valleys. The park will contain several miles of paved and unpaved trails, picnic shelters, playgrounds and a 5 acre lake.
A future phase will include additional trails, as well as a second picnic pavilion and playground area off Lewman Way.
Envision Court Avenue
The Planning Department hosted six planners and design professionals from August 1-3, 2018 for a three day workshop to draft design recommendations for improvements to Court Avenue, one of Downtown Jeffersonville’s most important streets.
To view the final document, click here: Envision Court Ave. Final Document
Tenth Street Strategic Investment Plan
On May 7, 2018 City Council Approved the Tenth Street Strategic Investment Plan as an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
This project provides a physical and economic assessment of the 10th Street corridor from I-65 to the Highway 265 intersection that lays the groundwork for redevelopment along Jeffersonville’s primary arterial street. For more information click here: 10th Street Strategic Investment Plan
Spring Street Master Plan
The City of Jeffersonville’s Spring Street Master Plan was approved by the City Council in early 2017. This project aims to create a unified design for the 1.5 mile portion of Spring Street from the Ohio River to Eastern Blvd. Improvements in the corridor will help to better support existing businesses and encourage redevelopment in the areas north of Court Avenue. Construction of Phase One of the Master Plan was completed in 2019. The Master Plan can be accessed here: Spring Street Master Plan
Jeffersonville Tree Walk
In 2012 the City of Jeffersonville’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) drafted plans to create a 1.5-mile long, tree-lined, walking route in and around Downtown Jeffersonville. The now fully-planted Tree Walk includes over 140 trees representing 70 different species of trees. The Walk is clearly marked with way-finding signage and each tree is labeled with its common name. More information about the tree walk, including an interactive map can be found HERE.