Comprehensive Plan for Madison, IL
The primary purpose of a comprehensive plan is to guide decisions concerning issues that are central to the development of the City, both now and into the future. Madison has used its Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2003, to direct public investment and influence private decisions regarding land use, development and redevelopment throughout the City. The Comprehensive Plan clearly expresses Madison’s desire to offer opportunities for growth to both new and existing businesses, and to improve the quality of life for all the City’s residents
Madison’s Comprehensive Plan positions the City to aggressively seek development that conforms to the Plan. The City occupies a prime location on the interstate highway system, an international rail system and the Mississippi River, and is located less than 10 minutes from the employment center of the St. Louis Central Business District. Private contractors provide the City with high-speed (currently 20 mbps) internet service. The Comprehensive Plan recognizes these locational advantages, identifies opportunities for commercial, industrial and residential projects that can benefit from these advantages, and provides for the public infrastructure investment to complement such projects.
Madison’s participation in a wide range of public-private partnerships is also an important part of the Comprehensive Plan. Through successful use of the Illinois Enterprise Zone program, the federal HUBZone, and its own Tax Increment Finance Areas, the City has helped create tens of millions of dollars of private investment in the community, all in keeping with the Goals and Objectives of its Comprehensive Plan.