Mayor Moore announced today an update to our comprehensive master plan – something that hasn’t been done in nearly eight years.
“Jeffersonville has witnessed unprecedented growth in the last 3 ½ years. Now is the time to focus on planning for our future,” said Moore. “We’ve put together a road map for Jeffersonville to continue to grow and prosper. Our primary goal is to meet the challenges our city will face over the next decade.”
Moore said that an update to the 2007 plan was in response to such developments as the Ohio River Bridge Project, Big Four Pedestrian Bridge and Big Four Station, continued rapid growth of the River Ridge Commerce Center and various new proposed projects likely to have a major impact on Jeffersonville.
“This plan outlines a vision for Jeffersonville and ten primary goals or priorities that our city should focus on over the next 20 years as we continue to develop and grow,” said Moore. “It will help set a course for future generations and decision-makers as a strategic way to provide the best possible quality of life for everyone as new investment continues in the city.”
The 2035 plan focuses on six areas of the city:
- Falls Landing and Downtown
- 10th Street Revitalization
- 10th Street/I-265 Commercial Area
- “River Ridge Gateway
- I-265 Gateway
- Veterans Parkway Extension
“Our master plan sets out the best ways to provide the infrastructure needed to support Jeffersonville as redevelopment and investment in the city continue,” said Mayor Moore with particular attention to improvements to 10th Street, Charlestown Pike and Utica Sellersburg Road.
The plan is 139 pages and is the product of public input including five public meetings. “We started this initiative last year with a promise that we garner as much public input as possible,” said Moore. “I want to thank everyone who contributed to the development of this plan.”
“My administration is committed to implementing this plan. We’ve set forth numerous action steps to ensure that we accomplish our goals,” said Moore who is asking the Plan Commission and City Council to approve the master plan.