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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 [...]

Consolidated Plan Outreach

The Community Development Department is beginning outreach for public input on the five-year Consolidated Plan as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Department (HUD). This plan will outline the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. The primary use of these funds [...]

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 [...]

Community Meetings for Revitalization Strategy

Council Members Moore and Riggenbach, in partnership with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), will be hosting in-person community meetings to discuss a revitalization strategy for the Near Northside, Near Southside, and East Bluff neighborhoods. Creating a community revitalization plan recognizes that affordable housing is critical to the success of a community. Common important issues [...]

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