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Coffee with Code Event Coming to the Main Branch Public Library

Something great is brewing! Please join the City of Peoria Community Development Department staff for a cup of coffee and relaxed conversation regarding the ins-and-outs of code enforcement and neighborhood development. Residents and members of the public will have an opportunity to speak directly to area Code Enforcement Inspectors as well as share suggestions, comments, [...]

Appreciating Peoria at the 2019 Dream Center Back Pack Expo

On Saturday, July 27th from 9 AM-Noon, Community Development Staff joined Peoria Public Schools and other non-profits at the Dream Center for the 2019 Back Pack Expo. Every year, the Dream Center gives out back packs stocked with school supplies to children throughout the Greater Peoria Area. This year, 2,500 back packs were given out. [...]

Appreciating Local Businesses for Great Neighbor Appreciation Week

The City of Peoria has a strong community of small and locally-owned businesses. For Great Neighbor Appreciation Week, the Community Development Department wants to show appreciation to the hard work and dedication of our small business community with hand-written notes and window clings demonstrating our gratitude to all of the great products and services they [...]

Local Foods Local Places: From Conversation to Action

Local Foods Local Places • May 2019 from Videogenique on Vimeo. On May 22-23, the Local Foods, Local Places workshop was held at 214 Pecan Street, Peoria, IL. The goal of the workshop was to create tangible next steps for stakeholders to address community needs around food. Prior to the workshop, there were two tours [...]

City Receives Funding for Demolishing Abandoned Properties

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has announced an Abandoned Property Program Round Four grant award to the city of Peoria Community Development Department in the amount of $55,000. The funds will be used for demolition of abandoned residential structures in the 61605 zip code in the city of Peoria. Since 2015, the Department has [...]

Community Revitalization Strategy

The City of Peoria, in partnership with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), is undertaking a planning effort in the Near Northside, East Bluff, and Near Southside neighborhoods for 2019 which will result in the development of  a community revitalization strategy for each area. For the purposes of these surveys and the revitalization effort, the [...]

2019 Great American Cleanup

On Saturday, April 27th, Keep Peoria Beautiful and the City of Peoria Community Development Department partnered with neighborhood associations across Peoria to clean, restore, and renew our community during the 2019 Great American Cleanup.  Peoria Area Disposal Company (PDC) provided dumpsters to 20 locations throughout the City of Peoria to different neighborhood associations to assist [...]

Dumpster Locations for the 2019 Great American Cleanup

The 2019 Great American Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. All dumpsters that were offered by the Community Development Department have been reserved. Twenty-one Neighborhood / Homeowners Associations will be hosting neighborhood cleanup events. Keep Peoria Beautiful will be collecting televisions and electronics starting at 9:00 AM at Glen Oak Learning Center (2100 N [...]

Rebuilding Together Peoria to Transform 8 Homes this Month

Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization with a mission to repair the homes of people in need and revitalize our communities, will host its annual National Rebuilding Month this April. Last year, over 30,000 volunteers donated 230,000 hours throughout National Rebuilding Month. In our community, Rebuilding Together Peoria will host volunteers to repair 8 [...]

Spring has Sprung- Time for a Property Maintenance Plan!

As the seasons transition from winter to spring, the Community Development Department would like to encourage residents to develop a maintenance plan for yard work and commonly seen property maintenance issues. Putting a plan together in early spring will ensure your property is maintained year-round and your neighborhood will continue to look beautiful.   An environmental [...]

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