Riverfront greenspace in the Marina District Maheras-Gentry Park Family-friendly offerings on Detroit's beloved riverfront. Read More Rivertown mansion converted into elegant shop New Bridal Salon in Rivertown Brides-to-be rejoice! Read More Saturday, May 7, 2016 Bike the East Side Meet at Maheras-Gentry Park at 9 a.m. Read More Build your network! Volunteer Sign-up Help your community Read More JEI installs city's first protected bike lanes Jefferson Avenue Streetscape Developments on Detroit's lower east side. Read More JEI now accepting online donations. Support Jefferson East, Inc. Help keep the east Jefferson corridor clean, safe and fun! Read More Mayor Mike Duggan Launches New Loan Program 0% Home Repair Loans You believed in Detroit. Detroit believes in you. Read More JEI launches new online donation service Clean Jefferson Blog Executive director Joshua Elling discusses funding for clean initiatives. Read More Live Live in Lafayette Towers 1301 Orleans St. Situated in the Mies van der Rohe-designed historic Lafayette Park, Lafayette Towers offers high-rise accommodations in one of Detroit’s most exclusive, yet affordable neighborhoods. View More Activities Work U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 300 River Place South The United States Patent and Trademark Office’s satellite offices support the agency’s mission to foster the growing contribution that intellectual property makes to the growing economy. View More Activities Play Visit Belle Isle State Park Located at the foot of Grand Blvd. at the Detroit River Belle Isle is a 982-acre island park, now operated by the State of Michigan. It is home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Detroit Yacht Club on an adjacent island, the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a Coast Guard station, and a municipal golf facility as well as wooded trails and wildlife habitats. View More Activities Eat Shop locally at Parker Street Market 1814 Parker St., Detroit313-458-8867 Bodega in West Village, Detroit. Organic produce, locally made food and drink. Featuring products from several local purveyors. View More Activities Shop Shop at Pewabic 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit313-626-2000 Pewabic is a living treasure that offers visitors an exciting glimpse of a little known part of American history. View More Activities The Villages Lafayette Rivertown Belle Isle Marina District Chalmers / Jefferson The Villages[x] Located three miles east of downtown along the scenic Detroit River, the Villages are collection of five unique neighborhoods – Islandview Village, West Village, Indian Village, East Village, the Gold Coast and the Berry Subdivision. Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Lafayette[x] Ideal for families, sophisticates and architecture aficionados, Lafayette Park is a historic residential neighborhood just east of downtown Detroit. Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Rivertown[x] Rivertown is becoming a new center for investment, entertainment, family recreation and the ultimate urban experience. Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Belle Isle[x] Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Marina District[x] To the north, Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly plant runs three shifts to turn out world-class vehicles. To the south sits the greatest concentration of boat slips and marinas in southeast Michigan. Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Jefferson-Chalmers[x] Home to some of the only canal and island-living in the city, Jefferson-Chalmers is a historic neighborhood with several opportunities for investment. Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Support Jefferson East, Inc. DONATE ONLINE HERE. SUPPORT JEFFERSON EAST, INC.’S IMPORTANT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES Jefferson East, Inc. is a 501(c)3 that works to foster new development within the east Jefferson corridor from downtown Detroit to Alter Road. Focused on key development nodes, including Historic Jefferson-Chalmers, the Marina District, The Villages, Rivertown and Lafayette Park, JEI seeks to attract new businesses and link existing business to economic development resources. Invest Jefferson also works to identify and overcome barriers to small business development and increase employment opportunities for area residents.