For more than 165 years the State of Missouri housed its prisoners in a bluff top site in Jefferson City, just blocks from the Capitol building.
In 1999 the state began building a new facility for the Correctional Center, outside of town nearby.
Once construction was complete and all the prisoners and other functions moved to the new site, projected for 2003, the State would need to have plans for the existing 142-acre site.
In September 1999, a task force was formed to come up with proposed uses and priorities for the redevelopment of the site.
As the Jefferson City Correctional Center Task Force began to sort through the hundreds of ideas and preferences expressed by citizens, lawmakers, and others, it became clear that some way was needed to synthesize all this information and present it in a meaningful way.
To accomplish this end, the Division of Design & Construction approached AIA Missouri to hold a charrette the following April.
Eight teams of design professionals, civic leaders, and interested citizens participated in an intense weekend of activities that made up the "Jefferson City Correctional Center
(JCCC) Redevelopment Plan Charrette." The results show a variety of visions for the site, consistent with the information gathered by the Task Force, and put into a visual form.
They were then used by the planners working on the ultimate overall plan for the decommissioned site.
To see a report of the event, with photos of the activities and images of the solutions proposed,
click here. Copies of the report book are also available from AIA Missouri.
Return to AIA MO Initiatives or view information on the State Fair Charrette.