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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/Station Area Master Plan
The Downtown/Station-Area Master Plan 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

Economic Incentive Policy
The City of Geneva has established a set of goals within adopted long-term planning documents that involve the continued development and redevelopment of the City.
Economic Incentive Policy

Historic Preservation Ordinance
The Historic Preservation Ordinance promotes educational, cultural, and economic welfare of the public by preserving and protecting historic structures, sites, monuments, streets, and neighborhoods.
Historic Preservation Ordinance

Historic Preservation Plan
The Historic Preservation Plan recommends goals and priorities for the City’s continuing preservation efforts.
Historic Preservation Plan

Sign Regulations
The Sign Regulations control the design, illumination, location, maintenance, and construction of all signs and sign structures.
Sign Regulations

Southeast Master Plan
The Southeast Master Plan describes the City’s vision for the future of the area, expectations, and recommendations regarding development.
Southeast 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)

Zoning Ordinances
From the location and size of sheds and fences to detailed parking and landscaping requirements, the City’s Zoning Ordinance serves as a regulatory tool that promotes high quality development.
Zoning Ordinances