Economic Projects

Destination Madison Projects

The City of Madison received a total of $2,556,200 in READI Grant dollars. By leveraging the READI Grant dollars with Redevelopment Commission funding and public-private partnerships, the city is able to focus on six projects that will approve the quality of life in Madison while enhancing our regional appeal.  

Includes: US 421 gateway park, mulberry St corridor, Ohio theater façade and marquee restoration, Hanover/Madison connector trial phase 1, Bicentennial Park parking & HMI lot, Super River Overlook

Franks Dr East intersection Improvements

This parcel is one of the last developable parcels along the corridor. A national restaurant chain (Culver's) is interested in Madison with this being one of the few options they are considering for a location on our hilltop. The RDC will need to do some intersection improvements to facilitate the project. 

Public Arts

Bird Man: (in partnership with CRM - Sunrise Crossing developer)

  • Created by sculptor Dale Rogers who will be an artist in residence at Madison Junior High twice during the next year.
  • Madison Junior High School students will be creating storylines describing who Bird Man is.
  • Madison Cub Industries will be creating smaller sculptures inspired by Dale Rogers work, which will be placed throughout the Madison School District 


  • Partnering with Madison Area Arts Alliance to submit a grant to the community foundation for the temporary art exhibit 
  • Dale Rogers will be setting up 12 birds that will stay in Bicentennial Park from the end of March to October
  • One bird will be a permanent art installation in Bicentennial Park, if funding allows

GATEWAY Art Project

  • The commission is reviewing the RFQ for Indiana Artist for the 3-dimensional public art to be installed at the Madison/Indiana Gateway project. 

 Sunrise Crossing Development projects

In March of 2022, the Madison Redevelopment Commission entered into an economic development agreement with Madison Plaza Group, LLC to revitalize the former shopping center site at Michigan Road and Clifty Drive known as the Madison Plaza. 

The project will result in 155,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space and approximately 183 housing units developed by Winterwood Incorporated. The project will be completed in three phases. 

Other key features of the project include:

  • Improved bike and pedestrian access
  • Park amenities for the community at large
  • Improvements to Michigan Road at Clifty Drive, leading to the Miles Ridge Neighborhood
  • Gateway Improvements at Clifty Drive and Michigan Road
  • A traffic light at Crestwood Drive, with the expansion of Crestwood to the East
  • A storm water retention basin, to ensure there are no adverse impacts on Crooked Creek watershed