New Urbanism Is Old Business In Indiana River Town

Architectural styles, affordability, convenience, walkability, and economic development are the foci of this "Main Street" event.
May 3, 2006, 6am PDT | David Gest
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Jeffersonville Main Street Inc. organized a home-buying tour in downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana's, historic district to showcase the variety of living spaces in the original part of the city. The event was part of the nonprofit corporation's ongoing efforts of downtown revitalization, economic development, and smart growth.

Capitalizing on its small town amenities and its close proximity to Louisville, Kentucky, the project promoted Jeffersonville's "Small Town Charm, Big City Convenience."

"'They're talking about creating "new urbanism" -- we've got "original urbanism,"' [Jay Ellis, executive director of Jeffersonville Main Street Inc.] said yesterday, noting that downtown Jeffersonville has stores, restaurants and a grocery within easy walking or bicycling reach of homes and of each other."

Thanks to James Ellis

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Published on Monday, May 1, 2006 in Louisville Courier-Journal
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