The Illinois Medical District at Springfield, created January 3, 2003, by Public Act 92-0870 of the 92nd General Assembly, covers an area in the City of Springfield bounded by 11th Street on the east, Madison Street on the south, Walnut Street on the west, and North Grand Avenue on the north. Springfield’s Medical District is only the second of its kind in Illinois. The district as of November 5, 2007 shall be named The Mid-Illinois Medical District.
The Mid-Illinois Medical District’s charge is to maintain the proper surrounding for a medical center and a related technology center and provide for the orderly creation, maintenance, development, and expansion of health care facilities and medical research / high technology parks. The training program area of the Mid-Illinois Medical District may be limited to the following counties in Illinois: Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, and Scott.
The Mid-Illinois Medical District will act as the developer of facilities and undertake projects intended to advance Springfield’s position as a Medical Center of Excellence. The District will develop a Master Plan for land use to promote the highest and best use of properties within the District as it relates to supporting the growth of the medical profession and the delivery of health care services. The District is also expected to act as a catalyst in the promotion of technology transfer, moving the discoveries of local medical researchers into the marketplace where each can improve our shared quality of life and generate additional local employment.