The Mayor of Godfrey is optimistic that once Highway 255 is complete to Godfrey, development will follow. He points to success stories all along 255 from the JB Bridge to the south, all the way to the Wood River and Bethalto areas that are already seeing growth. The first step could be a small hotel and new retail near 255 and Highway 67.
Mayor Mike McCormick says the village had a feasibility study conducted and it found Godfrey could support a small hotel:
McCormick says he has spoken with representatives of the Menard's home improvement store chain about possibly locating in Godfrey, and believes other businesses will find the area attractive once the highway is complete.