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Rediscover Downtown Granite City, Illinois Development Plan. “So Much, So Close”. Commitment of Aldermanic Board and City Administration. Financial $600,000 committed to streetscape project TIF Loan Program Scattered Housing Program Code Enforcement

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Rediscover Downtown

Granite City, Illinois

DevelopmentPlan

“So Much, So Close”


Commitment of Aldermanic Board and City Administration

  • Financial

    • $600,000 committed to streetscape project

    • TIF Loan Program

    • Scattered Housing Program

  • Code Enforcement

  • Security Enhancement in Downtown District



Travel times distances
Travel Times, Distances

McKinley Bridge Scheduled to open September 2007

Source: Mapquest.com

*Starting Point – 2000 Edison Avenue (City Hall)


Downtown Traffic

  • Current Traffic Figures

    • 9,000 Vehicles Per Day

    • 30% Increase when McKinley Bridge Re-Opens


Perfect Timing

  • Current Status of McKinley Bridge

    • 44% Complete

  • Projected Date of Completion

    • September 2007

  • Grand Re-opening


Future Possibilities

  • Metrolink

    • Good Combination with MCT Bus Routes

    • Future Extension into Madison Co.

  • Route Possibilities

    • Alton

    • SIU-Edwardsville


Downtown Possibilities

  • College Town

  • Empty-Nesters

  • Local Employees

  • An Ideal Location


Incentives

  • TIF Districts

  • MCCD Block Grant

  • Enterprise Zone


Rediscover Downtown

Granite City, Illinois

So Much, So Close


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