WELCOME TO HISTORIC DOWNTOWN JEFFERSONVILLE

Downtown Jeffersonville is a charming community located on the banks of the Ohio River. The historic community connects via a walking trail to Louisville, Kentucky. The downtown area maintains a variety of locally owned restaurants, bars and boutiques.  The Old Jeffersonville Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The area is roughly bounded by Court Avenue at the North, Graham Street on the east, the Ohio River at the south, and Interstate 65 at the west. 

REASONS TO SHOP IN DOWNTOWN JEFFERSONVILLE

Buying local in Downtown Jeffersonville is supporting yourself too - Recent studies show that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community

Support community groups - Small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to big businesses.

Keep our community unique - Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community have a sense of identity. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of downtown Jeffersonville.

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK SOMEONE RUNNING FOR LOCAL OFFICE

Reprinted from Strong Towns

1. Do you think our main street/downtown is healthy and successful? If not, what would you do to change that?

What To Listen For:  First ask yourself what you think could be improved about your main street. Is it safe to walk there? Are businesses thriving? Do people spend time there? If so, then this might be an easy question for your candidate to answer. If not, then think about the small steps that could be taken to make Main Street safer: narrowing lanes of traffic, installing benches, planting trees, hosting pop-up shops in empty storefronts to encourage business activity, etc. Does the candidate mention these sorts of initiatives and understand the importance of a healthy downtown, or does he/she just talk about moving traffic or increasing parking?

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