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Jefferson East

Jefferson East is coming together with new million-dollar riverfront housing, plenty of infill family homes and town homes and a reviving commercial district.

The up-and-coming area boasts active, close-knit neighborhoods, a yacht club, canalfront living and riverfront parks, plus new shopping centers filled with amenities.

Its big event is Jazzin' on Jefferson in June, which brings thousands to the district for two days of music and merriment each year.

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Detroit Experience Series

Explore transformation in three neighborhoods with Detroit Experience Series tours

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we invite you to experience neighborhood transformation in Detroit firsthand through the Detroit Experience Series, a partnership between Model D and the Detroit Experience Factory.

Ritchie Harrison

UIX: Ritchie Harrison and Jefferson East Inc.

Ritchie Harrison is the economic development director for Jefferson East Inc., an organization that focuses on the revitalization of neighborhoods along the East Jefferson corridor. MJ Galbraith has the rest of the story for Urban Innovation Exchange.


Detroit by District: Making Jefferson corridor clean and safe

A program that deploys off duty Detroit Police officers to help patrol East Jefferson neighborhoods from the Villages to the Grosse Pointe Park border is beginning to pay dividends. Matthew Lewis goes for a ride to the lower east side for this report.


Why good design matters, and who is Jeff Chalmers?

We know good design values are key to successful retailing. Especially in walkable neighborhoods like the far East Side's Jefferson East community. Francis Grunow takes a stroll with the two homegrown creatives behind the pop-up project. 


Detroit Revitalization Fellow: Celeste Layne

Her vision is that we need better links to the Riverwalk, bike lanes protected from motor vehicles and a combination of good traffic flow and lively street life. We couldn't agree more, Celeste Layne.  
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