February 12, 2020

City of Madison to Purchase 22 Acres of Property

What's this itThe City of Madison Redevelopment Commission has authorized Mayor Bob Courtney to negotiate a conditional agreement to purchase the former Madison Plaza retail site. The site is owned by Madison Plaza Group, LLC, a private development group out of Lexington, KY. The purchase agreement will include the full 22 acres of prime commercial development property at an estimated cost of $2.75 million.em about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

November 22, 2019

Public Information Meeting Scheduled for Crystal Beach Pool House Stellar Project

The open house style meeting will allow the public to view drawings of the proposed changes to the first and second floors of the pool house. Project design is expected to near completion by summer 2020, with construction anticipated to begin in fall 2020.


The public information meeting is scheduled for:

  • Thursday, December, 12, 2019 at City Hall, 101 W. Main St., Madison, IN 7250 – 5:00–7:00PM

October 25, 2019

Madison Stellar Owner-Occupied Rehab Program Update

“The neighborhood revitalization efforts funded by IHCDA are an important element of the City’s Stellar Strategic Investment Plan. The Community will see even more progress in the weeks to come,” said Mayor Bob Courtney.

September 12, 2019

Cotton Mill Hotel Project Takes Next Steps

Groundbreaking Ceremony Sept 28, Project to Open Spring 2021

January 23, 2019

Revitalization of Historic Eagle Cotton Mill Planned for Southeast Indiana

Riverton plans to invest more than $21 million to transform the Eagle Cotton Mill building into a new 80-room boutique hotel, with an initial commitment from Marriott Hotels. Additionally, the repurposed property will feature a conference center, guest amenities, restaurant and enhanced outdoor spaces with views of the Ohio River. With construction expected to be complete in summer 2020, this project highlights a continued investment in the city’s historic district, helping increase economic activity and create a better quality of place in the community.

November 16, 2018

Riverside Tower Lofts Receive Tax Credits; Clears Last Hurdle for Redevelopment

The City of Madison and Denton-Floyd Real Estate Group is pleased to announce that the Riverside Tower Lofts planned for the former “Tower Tack Factory” building at Cragmont and Second Streets have received Rental Housing Tax Credits from the State of Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority, which allows the first major project in Madison’s “Stellar Communities” project list to move forward as soon as next month.

October 25, 2018

Madison Precision Products Pledges $20,000 to Stellar Efforts

Cari Morrison-Bear said, “Madison Precision Products is invested in the future of our community. We are excited to help shape the future of our community, which will benefit our company, our associates, and everyone who lives here.”

October 16, 2018

Stellar Announces Open House

The Stellar city staff announced at the Oct. 16th City Council meeting about the upcoming open house for Crystal Beach Project Phase 1. This open house will take place on Oct. 26th from 4pm-6pm in City Hall. 

October 01, 2018

October Advisory Team meeting POSTPONED

#stellarmadison's Advisory Team meeting that had been scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, October 2nd) at 5pm has been postponed to next Wednesday, October 10th at 4:00pm at City Hall, where it will replace the previously planned Executive Meeting.

September 04, 2018

Stellar Housing Grant Awarded to Madison

The City of Madison is excited to announce that the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) has reviewed their application for the Madison Stellar Owner-Occupied Rehab program and has awarded the full amount requested, $250,000.00, in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the project.

May 14, 2018

Farmer’s Bank of Milton Pledges $15,000 to Stellar Efforts

Farmer’s Bank of Milton President & CEO Neil S. Bryan said, “Farmers Bank of Milton and our employees have always shared in the common interests of the communities in which we live and work. This partnership with the City and the Community Foundation is a natural way for us to help ensure the future success of Madison and Jefferson County.”

April 03, 2018

Anonymous Donor Pledges $100,000 to Stellar Efforts

“I am ecstatic about this generous pledge toward our Stellar projects. This is a validation of the importance of our Stellar designation and the projects we plan to complete over the next four years. I am grateful to the donor for this pledge and I am hopeful that it achieves the goal of encouraging other businesses, individuals, and organizations to make a strong financial commitment to the future of our community,” said Mayor Damon Welch.

March 19, 2018

King’s Daughters’ Health Pledges $20,000 to Stellar Efforts

Carol Dozier, President and CEO of KDH said, “As the region’s healthcare provider, investing in the health of our community is important for all of us, now and in the future. We all benefit when our community is vibrant, active, and engaged. Supporting the ‘Stellar Madison Fund’ is an extension of our desire to help this community be the best it can be.”

March 08, 2018

Riverfront Development Committee Pledges $67,500 to Stellar Efforts

The City of Madison and the Riverfront Development Committee announced today that the Riverfront Development Committee has pledged $67,500 toward the riverfront sidewalk extension, which is a Stellar Communities project.

February 06, 2018

Stellar Public Meeting Schedule Announced

The City of Madison is announcing the public meeting schedule for Stellar meetings happening in 2018. All meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend. Meetings are split into Executive Team meetings and Advisory Team Meetings.

February 05, 2018

Koehler Tire & Welding Pledges $10,000 to Stellar Efforts

Dave Ungru, owner of Koehler Tire & Welding said, “The Stellar Community Program gives Madison an opportunity to improve its infrastructure and strengthen its economic development. Over the years, the city of Madison has supported our family and our businesses. It’s with great honor that we in turn show our support for our community and make a donation to Stellar.”

January 11, 2018

Madison Courier Pledges $10,000 to Stellar Efforts

The City of Madison, The Madison Courier, and the Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County announced last week the Madison Courier has pledged $10,000 toward the “Stellar Madison Fund” at the Community Foundation.

December 20, 2017

Trilogy Health Services Pledges $40,000 to Stellar Efforts

The City of Madison, Trilogy Health Services, and the Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County announced today that Trilogy Health Services has pledged $40,000 toward the “Stellar Madison Fund” at the Community Foundation.

December 08, 2017

German American Bank Pledges $50,000 to Stellar Efforts

The City of Madison, German American Bank, and the Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County announced today that German American Bank has pledged $50,000 toward the “Stellar Madison Fund” at the Community Foundation.

October 18, 2017

Lt. Governor Crouch Announces the 2017 Stellar Communities Designees

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced today that the City of Madison and the Town of Culver are the 2017 Designees of the Stellar Communities Designation Program (SCDP).

September 25, 2017

Madison is a Stellar Community

It took a long-range vision – and years of community input – for Madison officials to decide to pursue an Indiana program that supports community planning and development initiatives.

August 01, 2017

Madison, Ind. seeks Stellar Designation: Earning the designation could bring millions in grant funding

An article in the RoundAbout in the August 2017 edition. 

July 05, 2017

The City of Madison is again asking for assistance and community feedback on the City’s project list in the Stellar Communities program, with two public events and an online survey over the next week.

May 25, 2017

Today, the City of Madison was named a finalist for the Indiana Stellar Communities Designation by the Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The other two finalist communities in “Division 1” are Greensburg and Vincennes.

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