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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 [...]

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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 [...]

2018 Great American Cleanup was a Success!

On Saturday, April 28th, the City of Peoria Community Development department partnered with neighborhood associations across Peoria to clean, restore, and renew our community during the 2018 Great American Cleanup.  This year, Community Development partnered with Bradley University COM 103 classes to clean up streets, pick up alleyways, and plant flowers. Before joining neighborhood associations [...]

Neighborhood Sweep: A Job Well Done

On Friday, April 27, 2018, the City of Peoria’s Community Development Department conducted the second neighborhood sweep of the year in the North Valley. These sweeps focus on different neighborhoods every month in an effort to reduce blight and increase public safety and education. The main focus of this sweep was to address environmental issues, [...]

“What Can We Do to Improve Peoria for $1,000 or Less?”-RESULTS!

Representatives from the Community Development Department, the City Manager, Councilman Sid Ruckriegel, Councilwoman Beth Jensen and Councilwoman Beth Akeson traveled to Bradley University on April 20th to hear student pitches addressing ways to improve Peoria. The students are a part of Professor Laura Bruns’ COM 103 Oral Communication Process course, and developed their persuasive [...]

Great American Clean Up: All Dumpsters Are Reserved

The Community Development Department is pleased to announce the locations of the dumpsters for the 2018 Great American Cleanup.  Eighteen Neighborhood Associations will be hosting neighborhood cleanup events.  Keep Peoria Beautiful will be collecting televisions and electronics starting at 9:00 AM at Glen Oak Learning Center (2100 N Wisconsin Ave).  In addition, Jimax and the [...]

“What Can We Do To Improve Peoria With $1,000?”

On Friday, April 20th, students from Bradley University’s COM 103 course, “The Oral Communication Process,” will be presenting their persuasive speeches with the topic: “What Can We Do to Improve Peoria for $1,000 or Less? The student presenters will be joined by City of Peoria elected officials, the City Manager and Community Development Department [...]

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