Phone: (815) 784-2327|Email:

Downtown Revitalization Project Update

The City’s Downtown Revitalization project will soon be underway! This project includes new street lighting, burying electric cables beneath brick pavers at the back of the curb and stamped concrete crosswalks. This project is scheduled to begin mid-April (dependent on weather). A more specific construction schedule will be provided closer to the date of construction starting.
Closure of South Emmett Street will also occur within the next few months. The image below on the left shows the new lighting throughout the downtown while the image on the right is an updated draft rendering of the Emmett Street gathering space. The updated draft rendering focuses less on being solely for events and instead makes the gathering space multi-purpose with activities for children and adults.
For an enlarged site plan, please click here


Due to Flood Brother’s collection being suspended today because of weather conditions, those that normally have refuse and recycling picked up on Monday January 15th will have their refuse and recycling picked up on Tuesday January 16th. Those that normally have refuse and recycling picked up on Tuesday will not change- refuse and recycling will be picked up City-wide on Tuesday the 16th.

Downtown Revitalization Project Update

Over the course of the past two years, the City has been designing and discussing a revitalization project for the downtown. A survey was posted on social media (results here) as well as mailed to every home in Genoa (results here), and completed a group of downtown businesses and property owners (results here). With the public’s feedback, the design of the project was finalized and submitted to IDOT for approval. Bids for the project were opened in October 2023 and bid award is scheduled for November 2023.

©2024 City of Genoa, IL.