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Great Neighbor Appreciation Week – Media Coverage

July 9th - 14th, 2018, the Community Development Department celebrated the people of Peoria that are making a difference with Great Neighbor Appreciation Week. See what your local media provider had to say in the following links: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/peoria-officials-community-development-department-to-combat-city-littering/1283430927 http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180703/peoria-to-celebrate-neighborhood-appreciation-week-july-9-to-14%3ftemplate=ampart https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/great-neighbor-appreciation-week-1/1281128107 http://www.1470wmbd.com/peoria-celebrates-great-neighbor-appreciation-week/ http://www.hoiabc.com/story/38605202/pickuppeoria-clean-up-river-city http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180709/litter-cleanup-kicks-off-neighborhood-appreciation-week-in-peoria http://www.week.com/story/38605186/help-clean-up-the-river-city http://www.933thedrive.com/peoria-celebrates-great-neighbor-appreciation-week/ http://www.g1023.com/peoria-celebrates-great-neighbor-appreciation-week/ http://www.mix1069.com/peoria-celebrates-great-neighbor-appreciation-week/

2018 Litter Campaign

Beautifying our neighborhoods is an essential function of the Community Development Department.  Our Code Enforcement Division works day in and day out to preserve the quality of life of our neighborhoods, reduce blight, increase public safety and maintain property values.  We hope these initiatives build upon the success our Department has already achieved over the [...]

#PickUpPeoria Social Media Challenge

    The #PickUpPeoria social media challenge encourages citizens to pick up litter throughout the city, and make a positive impact on the environment!   How to Enter / Eligibility: Post an original photo and/or video on one of the following four (4) major distribution platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or YouTube. The photo/video must convey [...]

My Piece of Peoria Mural Painting

Last April, the City of Peoria Community Development Department worked with Bradley University COM 103 students to brainstorm ways to improve Peoria. Two student speeches addressing the question, “What Can We Do to Improve Peoria for $1,000 or Less” were chosen to be implemented, and we are excited to be executing Haley Hardtke’s pitch called [...]

The Tireless Project Returns for 2018

The Tireless Project will hold its monthly collection of unwanted tires for Peoria residents on Saturday, May 26. The collection site is located at Jimax, 2000 W Clark Street, Peoria, IL 61607. The hours of collection are 9:00-11:00 a.m., but may end earlier if the trailer reaches its 1,000 tire capacity. If tires are left [...]

Reclaiming Vacant Lots Conference in Milwaukee, WI

Members of our staff attended the Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference in Milwaukee, WI, last week! "The conference explores the latest strategies to address vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties, providing space to showcase innovation and creating a forum in which new ideas can arise. It brings people together around these common challenges and equips them to [...]

Building Safety Month is Here

The City of Peoria Community Development Department is celebrating Building Safety Month this May. Building Safety Month is a worldwide campaign that seeks to promote public awareness about the role that building codes play in keeping the public safe from disasters such as fire, flooding, and storm damage. It is also a time to recognize [...]

A Warm Welcome to Our New Employees

The City of Peoria Community Development Department has welcomed many new faces over the last few months.  Today the Journal Star recently highlighted one of our new employees: Neighborhood Enhancement Coordinator Josiah Williams. http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180507/peorias-new-neighborhood-liaison-has-two-big-pairs-of-shoes-to-fill In addition to Josiah joining the Community Development Department team, please join us in welcoming our other new employees: Pictured Back [...]

Coffee with Code

Maintaining Your Property and Reporting Violations

With the onset of rising temperatures, the Community Development Department is starting to receive multiple complaints for tall grass. The Community Development Department wanted to remind citizens of the requirements related to grass/ vegetation and the process used to report code violations to the City of Peoria. Grass/Vegetation Requirements: Grass and weeds cannot exceed ten [...]

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