Latest News from the Department
Spring Street reconstruction underway!
The first phase of the Spring Street Master Plan is now complete within the Claysburg Neighborhood. Reconstruction of this segment of road added all new curbs and sidewalks, new street lights, bicycle lanes and bus stop improvements. The project was designed to make this street segment much safer and accessible for all users.
Ninety Six new trees for Downtown Jeffersonville!
Thanks to a generous donation from The Pfau Oil company to the Jeffersonville Urban Enterprise Association, Ninety Six new trees now grace Downtown Jeffersonville and the surrounding neighborhoods. The Planning department worked with the JUEA to distribute 50 of the trees to local residents, and placed the remaining trees in local parks and along downtown streets. The Department created six new tree wells in the Downtown area to help provide more shade for our sidewalks. While at it, we also expanded several existing tree wells on Spring Street to improve the health of existing trees and clean up some buckling sidewalk issues near our existing trees.
Significant progress on Chapel Lake Park!
Construction at Chapel Lake Park is well underway. With most of the grading complete and the picnic structure installed, crews are making significant progress toward a partial opening of the park later this year.
Gateway development moving forward!
Earlier this year, the Plan Commission approved site plans for the Gateway Development at 10th St. and Spring. Construction crews are now hard at work transforming this long vacant corner of the City into a high-way focused commercial area with restaurants, hotels and office space.
Downtown Elementary School plans approved!
In January, Plan Commission gave its final approvals for the Downtown Elementary School, clearing way for construction of this exciting new project. The new school will join together the long-vacant west wing of the old Jeffersonville High School and the Nachand Fieldhouse into one unified facility that serves the residents of the downtown area.
The City of Jeffersonville is a unique and dynamic community situated on the banks of the Ohio River. As the City continues to evolve as part of the growing Louisville Metropolitan Area, the Jeffersonville Planning & Zoning Department is committed to facilitating development and improving quality of life for community residents, business owners, and other community stakeholders. Our aim is to serve as a resource and catalyst for smart growth and development that enhances the City and ensures that Jeffersonville remains a unique and special place.
The Planning and Zoning Department actively seeks to facilitate change through long-range planning initiatives, creative place-making, strategic infrastructure improvements, and amendments to public policy. Collaborative planning with citizens, businesses, organizations and institutions is integral to our work. The Department enforces the city’s Zoning Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan, and Subdivision Control Ordinance and operates under Indiana Codes 36-7-4, 36-7-10, and 36-7-10.
The Jeffersonville Planning & Zoning Department provides staff support for the city’s Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals and serves as a resource to citizens and developers who need assistance with the city’s development and zoning controls
Land Use & Zoning – This page contains resources for new development in the city. This includes the Zoning Ordinance and Map, the Comprehensive Plan, Applications, and information related to overlay districts and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.
Long Range Planning – This page contains resources regarding the long term future of development in the city, including the Comprehensive Plan, other special area plans and the Housing and Employment Forecast.
Plan Commission & Board of Zoning Appeals – This page contains information and resources related to the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. It contains applications and fees and information regarding public meeting dates.
500 Quartermaster Court, Suite 200 Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: (812) 285-6413 | Fax: (812) 285-6468
Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, M-F
Chad Reischl, Planning and Zoning Director – Email Chad
Shelby Moore, Planning and Zoning Administrator – Email Shelby
Cassie Nichols, Administrative Assistant – Email Cassie
Note: Code Enforcement is now supervised by the Building Commission, please visit their page here.