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Community Development Encourages Property Maintenance

The public is reminded that property maintenance remains a priority for the city of Peoria’s Community Development Department to help reduce blight, while increasing property values. For the duration of Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order, property owners will continue to be held responsible for maintaining their properties in accordance with municipal ordinances and [...]

DEVELOPMENT CENTER GIVES PRIORITY TO PERMITS AND PLANS FOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES

Staff at the City of Peoria Community Development Department continue to serve the public through the COVID-19 pandemic although there is no public access to City Hall.  Permit applications and plans that fall within the scope of essential services in Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order will take priority over other applications to limit [...]

Evictions to Cease Due to COVID-19

The city of Peoria Community Development Department has received numerous calls and inquiries from citizens regarding the enforcement of eviction orders by local law enforcement. At the state level, Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order directing all state, county, and local law enforcement in Illinois to cease enforcement of all orders of eviction for residential [...]

2020 East Village TIF Housing Program Postponed

The 2020 East Village TIF Housing Program release is postponed until further notice. This announcement does not impact homeowners who are currently participating in the 2019 East Village TIF Housing Program. For more information on the 2020 East Village TIF Housing Program, please contact Ross Black at (309) 494-8601 or rblack@peoriagov.org.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES TO SERVE

Beginning March 18, 2020, access to City Hall will be for City staff only.  The City of Peoria Community Development Department will continue to provide services to the public via phone or email. Community Development staff will conduct field inspections related to development and code enforcement complaints while following CDC guidelines to reduce potential transmission [...]

One Stop Shop is Suspended

The Community Development Department is committed to the health and safety of our residents. One Stop Shop will be suspended until further notice as a reasonable preventative measure for the public health of our community. One Stop Shop is for developers, businesses, and contractors to talk to City staff about development needs.  Questions? Contact the Community Development Department [...]

2020 NEIGHBORHOOD RECEPTION POSTPONED

Peoria, IL (March 13, 2020)    The 2020 City of Peoria Neighborhood Reception, scheduled for Thursday, March 19th, 2020, has been postponed. The Community Development Department is committed to the health and safety of our neighborhoods and their leaders and felt that rescheduling the reception would be a reasonable preventative measure for the public health of [...]

Consolidated Plan Public Hearings

On Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, the City of Peoria held two public meetings regarding the 2020-2024 HUD Consolidated Plan, the Citizen Participation Plan, and the Analysis of Impediments. The 2020-2024 HUD Consolidated Plan, the Citizen Participation Plan, and the Analysis of Impediments are available for public comment starting Thursday, February 20. Comments will be [...]

2020 Bradley University Spring Job and Internship Fair

Community Development Staff attended the 2020 Bradley University Spring Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, February 20th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Over 900 students and recent graduates from all majors attended in search of a job or internship. In addition to recruiting Bradley students to consider a career in local government, Community Development Staff [...]

Grants Manager Kathryn Murphy Presents at National Conference

Grants Manager Kathryn Murphy spoke at the National Community Development Association (NCDA) conference in January in Washington, DC on January 29th. NCDA is a bi-partisan national nonprofit organization comprised of more than 400 local governments across the country that administer federal funds such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership [...]

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