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Consolidated Plan at East Bluff

This Monday, August 12th, Grants Manager Kathryn Murphy led a presentation and discussion on the HUD Consolidated Plan. Ms. Murphy provided information on the general regulations from HUD on the use of grant funds as well as the specific ways the City implements its HUD funds, some of which includes the roof repair program, emergency [...]

Consolidated Plan at North End Mercado

As part of its outreach efforts for the HUD Consolidated Plan, the Community Development Department attended the North End Mercado on Saturday, August 10. Staff members discussed the Consolidated Plan and associated processes with community members. They also handed out surveys, available here in English and Spanish, on how citizens think the City’s HUD allocation should be [...]

East Bluff Neighborhood Sweep

Last Friday, August 9, The Peoria Police Department collaborated with the City of Peoria’s Code Enforcement, Fire Department, Parking Enforcement, Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS), Peoria Disposal Company (PDC), and Jimax to conduct a joint cleanup effort in the East Bluff neighborhood. Code Enforcement Inspectors joined with residents to address City Ordinance and code [...]

National Night Out

          Last Wednesday, August 7, the Community Development Department participated in National Night Out, an annual event that encourages police-community relations and public safety. Community Development plays a significant role in both promoting and providing public safety to the City of Peoria through all five of its divisions, including Code Enforcement, [...]

Community Revitalization at Lincoln Branch Library

This Saturday, August 17th, IDG Architects will present their final draft recommendations for a plan to revitalize the MacArthur Highway Corridor and South Village Neighborhood. This presentation will take place at 11:30 A.M. during Southside Community United for Change's neighborhood meeting at the Peoria Public Library - Lincoln Branch. The draft will include a future [...]

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. [...]

Engage with Community Development

Please join us! This August, a number of opportunities for community input will be available. The Community Development Department will continue hosting public meetings around the HUD Consolidated Plan, the East Bluff Special Service Area, and the revitalization strategy in the South Village. For more information regarding the engagement opportunities, please refer to the August Community [...]

Community Meetings for Revitalization Strategy Recap

Last week, Council Members Moore and Riggenbach hosted our first set of Community Revitalization planning meetings in the East Bluff, Near Northside, and Near Southside, with lots of great input.  These meetings are part of the City’s partnership with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to create a strategy for housing everyone can afford, including [...]

Great Neighbor Appreciation Week Recap

From July 8th-July 13th, the Community Development Department celebrated Great Neighbor Appreciation Week with events throughout our community expressing thanks to those who go above and beyond in making their neighborhood a place to appreciate.  Based on attendance and interaction at various events, staff was able to personally say “thank you” for being a great [...]

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