Jackson PlacePlan

Downtown Jackson Alleyway


The Jackson project used input from residents and business owners at multiple community meetings to develop concepts for the four-block downtown alleyway running from the farmers’ market to the transit center. Improving the alley to provide an attractive pedestrian connection will support business and development opportunities along it, as well as building on the recent streetscaping efforts to continue making all of downtown Jackson an attractive destination.

Key Recommendations

The alley plan provides design elements that link together destinations along the alley, drawing on Jackson’s artistic community, industrial heritage, and the river to create a unique look. The plan identifies locations where adjacent business owners could leverage the alley for additional customer access, outdoor restaurant seating, or rooftop patio overlooks. Additionally, the plan provides a range of recommendations for building on the area’s existing cultural, entrepreneurial, and natural assets to strengthen downtown as a whole.


Jonathan Greene, Executive Director, Jackson Downtown Development Authority, 517-788-4035

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