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New development in Jeffersonville bringing restaurants, hotels and movie theater

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) - Jeffersonville is getting hotels, restaurants and its first movie theater in decades. The new development will benefit the city and its school system.

The lot may look like a whole bunch of nothing right now, but soon all of the junk, debris and trees will be cleared out, and buildings will start going up by next spring.

"I can remember coming out this direction when I was a teenager, and I felt like I was in the middle of nowhere," Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore said.

Now, the area off of Highway 62 in Jeffersonville is booming. The East End Bridge will be open in December. Plus, Jeffersonville is close to interstates, the Ohio River, railways and more.

Nearby River Ridge Commerce Center has been benefiting already.

"This is the hottest area in the city. I mean River Ridge is expanding, there's almost a new building going up every day," said Michael Fulkerson, a developer checking the area out.

"Jeffersonville's got everything a developer wants," Mayor Moore said. "That's why developers are chomping at the bit to get over here."

There is one thing the city does not have: a movie theater.

"Grants Plaza, when I was a teenager, that was our big theater, and I remember I saw the premiere of 'JAWS,'" laughed Moore. "They're going to have a movie theater, a first-class, large movie theater. Jeffersonville hasn't have that in decades." 

Renderings of Bridgepointe Commons, from Louisville developer Denton Floyd Real Estate, show senior housing, a bank, restaurants, hotels, a medical campus and more.

"This is going to bring into the city in new tax revenue over $4.5 million a year, per year, for 25 years. This is how we fix our roads, this is how we hire new police officers," Mayor Moore said.

It will also benefit the local schools. The city will give the school district 10 percent of the tax revenue.

"Greater Clark schools will see over $400,000 a year from this development alone. This project is big, big, big for the city of Jeff and our school system," Mayor Moore said..

Mayor Moore says this is not the only major development going on currently in Jeffersonville. Nearby, a Kroger and hospital will soon be built.

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