Jefferson-Chalmers Mainstreet Master Plan - Workshop Summary

The Master Planning Workshop 

East Jefferson Development Corporation (EJDevCo) and Jefferson East, Inc. (JEI) hosted a four-day strategic visioning workshop at Hope Community Church, August 27 through August 30, 2019.  The workshop, held in partnership with Houseal Lavigne Associates and InFORM Studio, was designed to capture the community vision for the Jefferson-Chalmers corridor.  Retail development along Jefferson Avenue between Lenox Street and Alter Road was the focus of the workshop.  Input received will inform the Building Jefferson-Chalmers Together Mainstreet Master Plan.

Topics covered include:

  • Priority Redevelopment Sites

  • Transportation and Mobility

  • Infrastructure and Utilities

  • Green Space

  • Corridor Character and Urban Design

  • Other key items including family events, historic preservation and meals for seniors

As shared by Derric Scott, CEO of EJDevCo, ”We still have a lot of work to do! The community did an amazing job of letting us know what they feel needs to be done in order to make their neighborhood an inclusive place with things that feel important to them. We've been hard at work understanding what we've heard and trying to translate that into actionable development and finding unique ways to finance all of this."

Next Steps

We will send out regular updates as we continue to make progress. We encourage you to stay involved!

Visit for the latest project updates and information on our monthly check-in meetings.

We also encourage you to download and try out the Map.Social tool and share what you would like to see and experience in the corridor.

"We look forward to coming back to community members to say, 'this is what we've heard, this is what we propose, and did we get it right?' We'll continue to rework that process over and over again to ensure there's accountability, transparency, and ultimately delivery on the things the community value most. We won't always get it right, but this is where we want the community to remain involved as we set up monthly check-ins that will allow us to provide updates and get consistent feedback from the community on the future of the commercial corridor." - Derric Scott 

Summary Report

Download the Building Jefferson-Chalmers Together Visioning Workshop Summary (PDF).

Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and participation! 

Sabrina Underwood