Below you will find current planning initiatives directed by the Planning Division of the Planning & Growth Management Department
The Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map for the City of Peoria are available as downloads in the section below. The Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map were approved by City Council on April 12th, 2011 and became effective on May 2, 2011.
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 following pages outline the ongoing and/or planned activities for both the Glen Oak and Harrison Impact Zones.