With all of the new construction happening in Godfrey and the completion of Illinois 255, the village has been planning for its future. The village board this week approved spending $76,000 with a marketing company that promises to put together a plan that Godfrey can use to pitch its "brand" to new businesses looking at the village.
Over the past several years, a comprehensive plan has been put together, progress has been made in getting the Crosstown Road project moving, and the Community Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee has been meeting to find ways to sell the "Godfrey brand" to potential retailers looking at establishing a presence in town. Committee Chairman Tom Long says this is a 26-week program.
He says the new B-5 zoning district has been put into place, and TIF and Business District were established as well. The $76,000 will be paid for out of the Business District Tax Fund, which just recently began generating revenue.