Current Projects

Adams & Hickory Streets Sidewalk Project
This project would replace or construct sidewalk along Adams Street from Dunklin Street to Woodlawn Avenue on both sides of the street, and construct sidewalk on Hickory Street from Adams Street to Jackson Street on the south side of the street.  In addition to sidewalk work, related infrastructure (driveways, curbing, retaining wall, etc.) will be replaced as needed to facilitate sidewalk construction. You may view the Environmental Review  Record at the following link:
Environmental Review Records - HUD Exchange

State CDBG-CV: Projects

The City of Jefferson will hold a public hearing on January 18, 2022, at 12:00 PM at City Hall located at 320 E. McCarty Street to discuss the city’s submission of applications to the Missouri Department of Economic Development for the State Community Development Block Grant: COVID-19 program (CDBG-CV). 

The city is soliciting citizen input regarding the projects and ongoing community development needs and encourages citizens to attend the public hearing. The maximum amount the city can apply for is $2 million. Eligible activities must prepare for, prevent, or respond to COVID-19. The activities that may be undertaken include the improvement of general infrastructure, planning, community facility, and public services. At least 51% of the funds must be used to benefit low-and-moderate income persons.

The City of Jefferson submitted three applications to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

1. Phase I: Rebuild the Monroe Street Corridor- The proposed improvements would widen Monroe Street between Woodlawn Ave. and Hickory St. to allow two-way traffic. The project includes sidewalks and street lighting. To allow travel lanes in both directions some property acquisition will be necessary. The total cost for this project is estimated at $3,497,000. The City of Jefferson is requesting $1,250,240 of CDBG-CV funding for this project. Documents available for viewing:
2. Compass Health Network’s Planning Project-The proposed project would include a feasibility study to examine the physical, social, and economic aspects of the identified areas for the development of affordable supportive housing within Census Tracts 105, 106, and 207 from which further studies and planning can be launched, market analysis including a focus on special needs and vulnerable populations, architectural planning for COVID-19 design into affordable supportive housing site-specific project plans and provide ongoing technical assistance for any zoning, ordinance, subdivision plat issues that may arise from a site-specific plan, engineering services to plan for site-specific infrastructure and greenspace needs in target areas, and development of CHDO to provide eligibility for additional funding. The total estimated cost for this project is $118,000. The City of Jefferson is applying on behalf of Compass Health Network for $100,000 of CDBG-CV funding. Documents available for viewing:
3. Transformational Housing’s Community Facility Project-this project would result in adequate and affordable rental housing for low-income residents. The proposed location for this project is 101 Jackson Street. This project will consist of restoring the 101 Jackson property. The City of Jefferson is applying on behalf of Transformational Housing for $544,000 of CDBG-CV funding.  Documents  available  for  viewing:
On April 12, 2022, the City of Jefferson was notified that the Transformational Housing Project was approved for funding in the amount of $575,760. 

Historic Preservation Projects
1. Historic Context of Jefferson City
The City of Jefferson has hired Owen & Eastlake Historic Preservation Consultants to produce a historic context of Jefferson City from its founding to the present. The document will serve as a tool aiding the identification and evaluation of resources by focusing on and explaining what aspects of geography, history, and culture significantly shaped the physical development of the City of Jefferson. The historic context would have a chapter that is committed to examining how planning practices, primarily around zoning, have led to racial segregation and other discriminatory impacts on communities of color and minorities in Jefferson City.  It is important to understand how past decisions on zoning and land use patterns have contributed to the market-driven displacement and exclusionary neighborhood patterns with significant and deleterious consequences for minority communities.

Additional Information:
Historic Preservation Fund Grant Application
Owen & Eastlake's Proposal
Contract with Owen & Eastlake

2. West Main Phase II Survey
The City of Jefferson has hired David L. Taylor, Historic Preservation Consultant, to survey continue surveying the West Main Street area to identify and evaluate properties to understand where historic resources are located within the City. 

Additional Information:
Historic Preservation Fund Grant Application
David L. Taylor Proposal
Contract with David L. Taylor

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3. Jefferson City Historic East Re-Survey
The proposed project will resurvey the Historic East neighborhood in Jefferson City. The original survey was completed in 1992 and did result in the creation of the Capitol Avenue Historic District and the Hobo Hill Historic District. Within the survey boundaries, there are multiple National Register sites: East End Drug, H.E. Gensky Grocery Store, John B. & Elizabeth Ruthven House, Kaullen Mercantile Company, and the Woodlawn and Jefferson City National Cemetery. However, the survey was approached in a manner that is not consistent with current best practices, making it difficult for the possibility of additional National Register Districts. The original survey map was carved around potential resources for reasons that are not clear. In some cases, not all structures in a subdivision were included, making it difficult to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood. The second reason the City of Jefferson would like to resurvey the Historic East is due to the damage sustained from the 2019 EF-3 tornado. Several structures were demolished by, or subsequently after, the storm. The City is interested in accessing what historic resources remain and if those resources remain intact. 

The Historic East neighborhood lies directly east of Jefferson City's downtown. The neighborhood tapers from commercial to residential with mixed-used structures along main thoroughfares. During the City's formative years, the Capitol and the Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) were the economic drivers that initiated original development in those respective areas. Rapid growth (1880-1940) to sustain two State institutions attribute to the mixture of commercial, mixed-use, and residential in the Historic East neighborhood. Easily identifiable as two distinct development locations, the Historic East and Capitol areas eventually met at their respective boundaries and merged into what exists today. The boundaries for the resurvey of the Historic East will carve out those areas that have already been listed. It will also attempt to capture resources that were left out of the original survey. The westernmost boundary will be Adams Street; the northern boundary will be High Street and E Capitol Avenue; the eastern boundary will extend to Benton Street and Clark Avenue; the southern boundary will be the State Highway 50/63.
Additional Information:
Historic Preservation Fund Grant Application
David L. Taylor Proposal
Contract with David Taylor

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Economic Development Administration - Disaster Recovery (EDA)

The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.

The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (Pub. L. 116-20), which provided EDA with $600 million in additional funds for disaster relief and recovery for major disasters in 2018 and tornados and floods occurring in 2019. Please visit EDA's Disaster Supplemental webpage for more information.

The EDA will invest $1,500,000 to support the City of Jefferson with infrastructure projects at the Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) Redevelopment Site. Once completed, the investment will create sites for new businesses, spur job creation, and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. This project will create 67 jobs and will leverage $27.8 million in private investment.
Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment Master Plan
EDA Grant Application
Grant Award Acceptance Presentation

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