Area Maps

Interactive Map

Get perspective on the county’s transportation network, land use plan and tax incentive districts by viewing the maps below.

Maps & Resources

Comprehensive Land Use

Comprehensive Land Usage

Grundy County Land Use Map Plan

TIF Districts

TIF Districts

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts allow communities to capture the increases in local property taxes (the increment) that result from a redevelopment project. Increment can be used to pay for a variety of eligible costs such as public infrastructure, training, relocation expenses, and much more.  To view the community TIF maps, click the links to the right:



Enterprise Zones

Enterprise Zones

Grundy County has two enterprise zones and the benefits include:

  • Sales Tax Deduction
  • Investment Tax Credit
  • Machinery & Equipment Sales Tax Exemption
  • Utility Tax Exemption
  • Gas Use Tax Exemption

Enterprise zones were developed by the State of Illinois to stimulate industrial growth and retention in regional areas. The two zones serving Grundy County were established in 2016. The zones are powerful tools designed to mitigate costs related to private investment and job creation.


Grundy County GIS Map

Major Roadways

Major Roadways

With both Interstate 80 and Interstate 55 running through Grundy County, markets across the nation are readily accessible.




Illinois River and Inland Ports

The Illinois River accounts for 273 miles of the 327 miles of the “Illinois Waterway” that connects Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River.

River Terminals

Name: Shipyard Terminal & Industrial Park, Inc.
Products Handled: Salt, Coal, Grain Products, Dry Fertilizer, Steel, Dry and Packaged Goods
Storage: Open – 100 acres; Covered Dry Bulk – 65,000 tons
Handling Facilities: Cranes to 100 tons; Bucket – 4 yd.; Inbound – 400 tph.; Outbound – 1,100 tph.
Barges Handled: 3 worked, 2 held handling facilities
Operations: 6 days a week, 10 hours a day
Connections: CSX; Switchboats available.


521 N Lock Rd.
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: 815/942-0840
Fax: 815/942-4217

River Mile 271.5
Illinois River
2 miles NW Dresden Nuclear Power Plant

Tonnage Locked through:
Annual Tonnage for 2017
16.3 million tons commodity including:

  • 854 thousand tons of farm products
  • 2.9 million tons of manufactured goods
  • 4 million tons of Petroleum products
  • 3 million tons of chemicals


The Seneca Port District offers cost efficient and safe handling of freight on the property.

Marine: Located in the Shipyard Industrial Park is L.S.T., a river terminal that has the ability and equipment to serve a variety of marine related needs which include the following:

  • Crane lifting to 200 tons
  • Bulk barge unloading to truck or rail at 250 ton an hour
  • Barge loading from rail or truck at 800 ton an hour
  • Rail to truck transfer equipment
  • Unit train capacity
  • 12000 linear feet of rail on the property
  • 750 feet of concrete dock with two mooring cells
  • 2 hydraulic cranes for unloading barges
  • 7 various size front loaders
  • 100,000 lb truck scale
  • Heavy-Duty fork lifts

All major land barge carriers and major trucking companies are served by the Port District. CSX Rail Road serves tenants of the district.



Nearest Public Airport

Morris Municipal – James R. Washburn Field Airport

  • Nearest Road Access: I-80 and Route 47
  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Length of Runway: 5,500 ft. lighted

Nearest Commercial Airports

Chicago’s airports are approximately 60 miles north of Grundy County.

The GEDC and the Grundy County Chamber are seeking proposals for an Economic Diversification and Resiliency Plan for Grundy County. To learn more and to view the full RFP, click here. Submissions accepted via email until February 9, 2024 at 4 PM.