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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 [...]

East Bluff Neighborhood Cleanup and Celebration

  The City of Peoria, in partnership with East Bluff Build-It-Up, hosted a neighborhood cleanup and reception to honor Lueshand Nunn as the 2019 Mayor's Award recipient on Thursday, March 21st. Volunteers met at Glen Oak Christian Church at 2:30 PM to participate in the litter cleanup and honor Ms. Nunn's contributions to the East [...]

2019 Great American Cleanup

The City of Peoria will host the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 27th. This national event encourages local organizations and neighborhoods to engage in public space cleanups and beautification projects. The Community Development Department will supply dumpsters and volunteers to enhance neighborhood cleanup efforts during the event. While it is important to maintain clean [...]

Ameren Customer Assistance Event

On Thursday, March 14th from 9 AM- 1 PM at the Carver Center, Ameren Illinois partnered with PCCEO for the annual Customer Assistance Event for income eligible Ameren customers. This annual event  provides information on payment assistance and energy efficiency programs as well as a $150 utility bill assistance grant. Community Development staff [...]