The following are current planning initiatives directed by the City of Peoria.
2018 Housing Needs Assessment and Community Revitalization Plan
The City of Peoria partnered with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to participate in the Community Revitalization Technical Assistance Program starting in 2018.
The plans listed below were approved by City Council in 2022 for the Near Southside and East Bluff neighborhoods.
MacArthur Corridor Plan
- MacArthur Corridor Plan Pages 1 to 15 (PDF)
- MacArthur Corridor Plan Pages 16 to 32 (PDF)
- MacArthur Corridor Plan Pages 33 to 49 (PDF)
- MacArthur Corridor Revitalization Poster (PDF)
Southern Gateway Revitalization Plan
Western Avenue Revitalization Plan
The Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map for the City of Peoria are available as downloads. The Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map were approved by City Council on April 12th, 2011 and became effective on May 2, 2011.
- Comprehensive Plan Overview (PDF)
- Comprehensive Plan (PDF)
- Future Land Use Map (PDF)
- Residents Guide to the Comprehensive Plan (PDF)
Vision: To provide a series of coordinated, focused strategies around a planned neighborhood school to create a safe, vibrant, attractive, and affordable neighborhood within an existing urban setting.
In 2008, the Safe Schools/Safe Neighborhood Sub-Committee developed the concept of the "School Neighborhood Impact Zone." This concept created a new demonstration model for neighborhood revitalization which focuses City programs and services within a two-block perimeter of a new school site.
The Zone concept was divided into four phases that include; Phase 1, The establishment of activities; Phase II, The implementation of building activities; Phase III, the development of the Glen Oak Zone Plan; and Phase IV, The implementation of the plan.
The Zone concept anticipated that each Zone Plan would address the issues and concerns unique to that Zone. The background data and input from the residents and stakeholders is gathered to create a plan unique to each Zone. Each Zone Plan will be tailored to the specific neighborhood conditions to enhance that neighborhood and the City as a whole.
The success of the Zone concept required a strong partnership between School District 150, City of Peoria, Tri-County Regional Planning, and the Community (Glen Oak Residents, business owners, landlords, faith-based organizations, and social service agencies). All involved coordinate the delivery of neighborhood improvement in conjunction with development of School District 150's new school site.
The Glen Oak Zone was chosen as a demonstration model for the implementation of the School Neighborhood Impact Zone concept which began in 2008 and will continue through 2010. The Harrison Zone will begin in 2010 to revitalize the neighborhood surrounding the site of the new Harrison School.
The Thoroughfare Plan shows the existing and future locations of freeways, expressways, principal and minor arterials, and collector streets in and near the City of Peoria. This plan was approved by City Council on January 28, 2020.
Thoroughfare Plan and Map
The Uplands Residential Association (URA) is dedicated to maintaining the historical character and beauty of the Uplands neighborhood for all property owners. An important component of this effort is to have appropriate building and zoning codes in place that provide flexibility for property owners while also preserving the unique characteristics of the neighborhood that make it desirable.
The URA conducted a two-day neighborhood design workshop on Thursday, January 30, and Saturday, February 1, 2020 to establish a form-based code along the perimeter of the Uplands and a neighborhood conservation overlay district for the interior of the neighborhood. The workshop consisted of a planning session (also known as a "charette") where Uplands stakeholders worked together with City personnel, an architect, a realtor, and an artist to determine and codify what form any future changes or development in the neighborhood will look like.