Jefferson Tower is under renovations, via Jim Lake Cos.

Jefferson Tower is under renovations, via Jim Lake Cos.

Big changes for Jefferson Boulevard are on the horizon.

A makeover for the Jefferson Tower already is underway.

The City Design Studio and former City Councilmember Delia Jasso last year pitched a makeover for the boulevard itself, which involves fewer cars, improved landscaping and a wider median with a marketplace inspired by Las Ramblas in Barcelona.

While changes are happening organically on the boulevard thanks to businesses including the Texas Theatre and Mesa, there is still crime and underused real estate.

The city wants to know how Oak Cliff residents would rezone Jefferson to make it more useful and vibrant. What business uses should be allowed or prohibited?

City of Dallas planning staff host a public meeting to show the first draft of proposed rezoning for the street, answer questions and solicit input.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 in Hitt Auditorium at Methodist hospital.