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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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Harbor Sites


Sites & Incentives

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 | $950/acre (MG)

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 | $900/acre (MG)

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

Building 203: Project Background

America’s Central Port is in the early design phase of improvements to Building 203, formerly a U.S. Army locomotive repair shop for the Charles Melvin Price Support Center. In July 2018 the Port was awarded a grant from the Economic Development Administration to bring Building 203 up to a stable and watertight condition, preventing further decay and allowing the Port to market the building to potential manufacturing tenants.

The Lawrence Group and Horner & Shifrin have been engaged to design Phase I improvements to the building. Construction, which started in the Summer of 2019, consists of $1.42 million in improvements, including selective demolition, structural repairs, roof replacement, and miscellaneous site improvements. Phase II costs and schedule will be determined based on the needs of the future building tenant.

Building 203: Specifications

Floor Space: 40,000 sq.ft.
Ceiling Peak/Eaves: 40’ / 22’
Cranes: 15 & 10 ton cranes
Rail Served: Partially Removed (potential for reinstatement)


Special Projects

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


Southwest Illinois Sites

Beyond the 1,200 acre main campus America's Central Port calls home, the Port oversees a 200 square mile port district throughout Southwest Illinois. As the premier source for site-selectors interested in the region, the Port can provide tours of any property, insights on doing business in the region, and information about the various incentives available to Southwest Illinois. 

America's Central Port District Incentives

To learn more about other economic development opportunities throughout the Southwest Illinois region, click the following link to connect with our Economic Development Manager.

BLDG 203: Exterior Rendering