Harbor Sites


Port Real Estate

America's Central Port has multiple development-ready sites with excellent river, rail, and road access. All Development sites are flat, zoned for heavy industrial use, served by on-site utilities, and available for lease at competitive rates. A variety of development incentives are also available. 

Madison Harbor Overview

Constructed in 2016, the Madison Harbor, located just south of Lock #27, is the Northernmost ice-free and lock-free port on the Mississippi River. With access to 6 of the Class-I railroads, and excellent highway access, this location provides faster, more efficient shipping and river transportation to and from numerous ports south of St. Louis on through to the Gulf of Mexico. Adjacent to the harbor lies two sites, both with connections to the harbor and ready for development.

24 Acre Rail-Served Site | For Lease: $950 acre/mo

 E Street 

Madison, IL 62060

This is the only site on property both served by rail and the new Madison Harbor directly. With access to six of the Class-I railroads through TRAA, 4 major interstates, and direct Mississippi River access, the transportation and logistics benefits of this location are unparalleled. The southern entrance of this site allows for both access to the Madison Harbor, as well as Route 3, without the impediment of rail crossings. In addition, port property roads do not have restrictions on weight limits, thus providing an opportunity for increased efficiency for last mile operations. 

18 Acre Dry & Liquid Terminal Site | For Lease: $900 acre/mo

 Bissell Street 

Madison, IL 62060

This site is unique in that its proximity to the Madison Harbor allows for easy connection to the elevator conveyor system, allowing for the transfer of dry bulk goods to the harbor. In addition to the potential for locating grain silos or other dry commodities at this site, 4 liquid bulk brackets were included in the original build of this harbor facility in anticipation of a prospect needing access to liquid bulk river transportation. 

Site Details & Utilities

Foreign Trade Zone: Yes (FTZ 31)
Telecommunications: AT&T Fiber
Electric & Natural Gas: Ameren (10 inch gas lines)
Sewer: Granite City Regional Wastewater
Water: Illinois American (12-16 inch water lines)
Amenities: Fitness Center, Child Care, Residential Housing, Office Space, Bike Trails, Bus Line, & 24-Hour Security


Illinois Route 3: Adjacent
Access to Downtown St. Louis: 10 min
St. Louis Downtown Airport: 12 miles
Lambert International Airport: 15 miles
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport: 27 miles
Harbor Operator: SCF Lewis & Clark
Railroad Operator: Port Harbor Railroad

Rail Served Sites

8 Acre Rail Served Site | For Lease: $800 acre/mo

 7th Street 

Madison, IL 62060



This 8 acre site is complete with a brand new rail spur that can service 8 rail-cars at one time. Local rail switching is provided 24 hours a day by the Port Harbor Railroad, and access to six Class-I rail carriers is available through the Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA). Amenities on site include available office space for lease, warehousing, conferencing facilities, a fitness center, a park and ride bus stop, fenced lot, and 24/7 security. 

Industrial Sites


18 Acre Site | For Lease: $700 acre/mo

4th Street 

Granite City, IL 62040


This 18 acre heavy M-5 site is located at the center of the industrial district at America's Central Port. Illinois Route 3, a four-lane, limited access highway connects the site to the region’s interstate highway system (I-55, I-70, I-64 and I-44 to the south and I-270 and I-255 to the north). With access to local rail transloading areas, harbor access, three airports, and zoned within Foreign Trade Zone 31, this site is perfect for a warehouse district development or midsize manufacturer.



America's Central Port, along with the Southwest Illinois region as a whole, is home to multiple incentives for prospective developers. To learn more about all of them, click the following link. If you have additional questions, reach out to our Regional Economic Developer to learn more. 

America's Central Port District Incentives


To learn more about these opportunities and all other development-ready sites, click the following link to connect with our Sales Manager.


Tel: 618-877-8444


1635 West First Street, Granite City, IL 62040


Since its inception, the Port has continued to strive for excellence in achieving its mission to enhance transportation and  promote job growth within the region.  

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