JEFFERSONVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Jeffersonville leaders are relying on a grant to help provide redesign options for Court Avenue, considered a main gateway into the city.

The grant was awarded by the American Institute of Architects. It covered professional services of landscape architects and engineers, valued between $150,000 and $180,000, in order to study Court Avenue and envision a safer, more pedestrian-friendly design.

“The object is to make it prettier, make it friendlier, make it more accessible and certainly make it safer,” Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore said.

Moore said businesses along and just off of Court Avenue are experiencing growth. This grant will help make sure the city’s plans are sustainable for future growth and traffic.

“We want to see all this new growth, but we want to make sure it’s done properly,” Moore said.

The team visited the area and met with the public to gather input. Moore said they are creating their design now and will hand it over to the city. At that point, the city will share it with the public to decide what they want to incorporate, how much it will cost and what the timeline might be to start and complete the project.

Moore said it was not clear when the team would finish and hand over the design plans.

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