Jefferson Chalmers canal

The Jefferson Chalmers Neighborhood Framework Plan is a plan of action, co-crafted by residents and the City, to guide future growth and investment in the neighborhood. The Plan focuses on four strategies:

  • Neighborhood Stabilization
  • Parks and Greenways
  • Mixed-use Development
  • Streetscapes

Each strategy is supported by dedicated funding sources. Neighborhood stakeholders and the City work together to determine how these investments should be made within the plan area to improve quality of life.

How can I get involved?

There are multiple ways to participate and voice your input. In addition to larger town hall meetings, the City aims to provide ways for people to weigh in on their own time from their own spaces. Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Subscribe to the email list.
  2. Respond to the questionnaire.
  3. Attend a community meeting.
    Community Meeting #1 | March 27, 2018
    Download the Presentation
    Download the Meeting 1 Presentation

    Coffee Hour With the Planning Team | July 17, 2018 | 8:00 – 10:00AM
    Norma G’s
    14628 East Jefferson Ave
    Download the Flyer

    Community Meeting # 2 | July 17, 2018 | 6:00 – 8:30PM (doors open 5:30)
    East Lake Baptist Church
    12400 East Jefferson Ave
    Download the Flyer
    Download the Community Meeting 2 Presentation
    Download the Community Meeting 2 Summary

    Community Meeting #3 | October 9, 6:00 - 8:00PM, Salvation Army, 3000 Conner St
    Download the Flyer

    Community Meeting #4 | February, 2019 (to be announced)
  4. Invite the City to conduct outreach with a group you organize.
    If you or someone you know organizes a group (e.g. a block club), the City will gladly attend your meeting to conduct outreach with your group. To make an appointment, submit your request to:

    Allen Penniman, AICP
    Project Manager
  5. Download  the mobile engagement kit.
    This kit: explains what the neighborhood plan is all about, recaps the Community Meetings, and includes a questionnaire for residents to voice their input. Download the mobile engagement kit, look for a kit on your doorstep, or pick one up from a member of the Residents in Action Committee that you know.

Residents in Action Committee

The Residents in Action Committee is a steering committee comprised of Jefferson Chalmers stakeholders that works closely with the City/consultant project team to ensure the Jefferson Chalmers Neighborhood Framework Plan stays in sync with community priorities.

Residents in Action

Orlando Bailey
Gail Beasley
Nicola Binns
Tammy Black
Linda Bowie
Blair Brown
Audrey Carter
Myrtle Curtis-Thompson
Maggie DeSantis
Sanaa Green
Siobhan Gregory
Mario Hardy
Jocelyn Harris
Jay Henderson
Monique Holliday
James Jackson Jr.
Michelle Lee
Eddie Lester
Minnie Lester
Eleanor Alcala Mercier
Edna Nelson
Marcia Rice
Jacqueline Richmond
Cornelius Sims
Oyin Zuri


Residents in Action met in June at Faith Church
Photo Credit: Troy Anderson