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Restaurants Offering Temporary Outdoor Seating Must Self-Certify Under “Certify Outdoor Dining”

Restaurants and bars in the city of Peoria and unincorporated Peoria County expanding temporary outdoor seating on private or publicly owned property during Phase Three of Restore Illinois must self-certify their business at www.RestoreHOI.com by using the “Certify Outdoor Dining” option. Self-certifying under this category ensures a safe and healthy reopening of the region. Any [...]

One Stop Shop Remains Suspended Through Phase 3 Of Restore Illinois

One Stop Shop, Community Development’s weekly workshop to guide businesses through the development process, remains suspended through Phase Three of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan to comply with social distancing guidelines keeping staff and the community healthy and safe. The Community Development Department is working on offering a virtual One Stop Shop that will be [...]

POF Breaks Ground on 30 Affordable Housing Units in the East Bluff

Peoria Opportunities Foundation is hosting a virtual groundbreaking for thirty affordable rental units including twenty single-family homes and five duplexes in the East Bluff neighborhood on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM. These new developments, spearheaded by Executive Director Jane Genzel, aim to provide quality and affordable housing to income qualified renters.  Peoria Opportunities [...]

City Requests Public Comment on 2020 HUD Consolidated Plan

The city of Peoria Community Development Department is requesting public comments on substantial amendments to the 2020 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan and the Citizen Participating Plan. A summary of all comments received will be submitted to City Council and HUD for approval. The 2020 HUD Consolidated Plan amendments include additional [...]

2020 Great American Cleanup Postponed

The 2020 Great American Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020, has been postponed due to COVID-19. Keep Peoria Beautiful and the city of Peoria Community Development Department will issue an additional press release when a new date has been determined. This cleanup effort is an opportunity to show appreciation for your neighborhood and gives [...]

Code Enforcement Activity – April 2020

Through April 2020, the Code Enforcement Division maintains high productivity levels in the Community Development Department. This chart reflects the total number of Code Enforcement Actions, the total number of Code Enforcement Cases and the total number of PeoriaCares-related Complaints from 2016-2020. Code Enforcement Actions include abate notices, citations, housing warning notices, work orders, demolition [...]

City of Peoria Awarded $500,000 Brownfield Clean Up Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the city of Peoria will receive $500,000 to assess and clean up the former Tabor property under the EPA Brownfield’s Program. The property, located at 3540-3600 SW Adams Street and South Lydia Street, is located within a Qualified Opportunity Zone. Under the EPA, a brownfield is [...]

Building Safety Month Highlights the Importance of Building Codes

The city of Peoria Community Development Department is celebrating the 40th Annual Building Safety Month this May. The month-long public awareness campaign is designed to help individuals, families, and businesses understand the importance of safe and sustainable structures in our community and highlight the important role that building safety plays in maintaining public safety. The [...]

2020 East Village TIF Housing Program Funds Available

The 2020 East Village Growth Cell TIF Housing Program opened on Monday, May 4, 2020.  The East Village Growth Cell Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) Housing Program is a 50/50 matching grant program which provides up to $15,000 of assistance to property owners of single-family residential properties for certain exterior building and site improvements within [...]

Nonprofit Agencies Invited to Participate in CDBG-CV Public Services Survey

The city of Peoria is receiving Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist in our community's response to COVID-19. A portion of this money will be reserved for public service programs provided by not-for-profit agencies, 501(c)3 organizations, and government agencies to prevent the [...]