The Village of Godfrey has given final approval to ordinances to officially establish Business and TIF Districts in the Village. Those two measures, along with a newly-established B-5 Zoning District, are the tools the village needs to grow, according to those in charge of charting its development.
It has been a process that has taken about a year and a half since the possibility was first mentioned in discussion, but it has been a path that Tom Long, Chairman of the Economic Planning and Development Committee, hopes will lead to great rewards for the village.
Eventually special uses, B-5 zoning, a Business Taxing District and a TIF district could all work together to keep growth moving in the village, according to many sources. The Village looks at the example of Wood River, where the 255 corridor has exploded with new business.