What use is Jefferson City festival district?
Official: Goal is to foster pleasant gathering place
Sunday, March 27, 2011
The Jefferson City Council could decide soon to create the city's first festival district, complete with a temporary waiver of the city’s open container ordinance. But why does the city need such a district?
The short answer is because it was identified in the Ad Hoc Committee on the Revitalization of Old Town’s 10 suggestions to the council as a way to enhance the older part of the city, and in the first phase of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce’s economic development plan.
According to Mark Mehmert, community development manager for the chamber, the idea was something that was spawned from the chamber's discussions with its Young Professionals group.