Introduction: Jefferson-Chalmers past and present

With its riverside location, proximity to downtown, and its tree-lined streets with single-family bungalows, Jefferson-Chalmers draws young couples and first-time home buyers to join existing residents. The City of Detroit, along with nonprofits such as Jefferson East and the Kresge Foundation, has consistently sought input from business owners and residents to shape plans moving forward.

In 2019, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles struck a deal with the City of Detroit, pledging to hire Detroiters and invest $13.8 million in workforce development, education and community benefits as part of a $2.5 billion investment in its two plants in the area.

Jefferson-Chalmers and surrounding neighborhoods along the corridor from downtown to Alter Road will continue to see improved streetscaping, park restorations, and retail opportunities.