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Development Tools & Plans
Comprehensive Plan
The City's Comprehensive Plan establishes goals, objectives, and policies for the future of the community as well as long-range recommendations for land-use, transportation, and community facilities.
Comprehensive Plan

Downtown Business District
Information about the potential to reestablish a downtown Business District, including FAQs, per the Economic Development Commission (EDC) recommendation.
Downtown Business District

Downtown/Station Area Master Plan
The Downtown/Station-Area Master Plan, adopted in 2012, is intended to guide the direction of change and growth in Downtown Geneva over the next 10 to 15 years.
Downtown/Station Area Master Plan

South East Master Plan
In 2012 the City adopted the Southeast Master Plan which describes the City’s vision for the future of the area, expectations for development and redevelopment, and recommendations on land use, road connections, utility extensions, access and circulation, transit, and open/civic spaces.
South East Master Plan

Special Service Area #1
The City provides special services, delivered only in the downtown in an area defined as "Special Service Area #1."
Special Service Area #1

Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
The City of Geneva has actively used Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as a tool to help our business district maintain vitality and regional prominence.
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Temporary Outdoor Sales Regulation
Due to the increase in requests for permission to conduct temporary outdoor sales in the downtown shopping district, the City Council is considering a workable set of standards.
Temporary Outdoor Sales Regulation