Residents of Peoria got an interesting insight into Second District Councilwoman Barbara Van Auken’s thinking (and a majority of the Council, evidently) at the City Council meeting Tuesday night. An item appeared before the council in which both the Zoning Commission and staff agreed that a local land-owner, as part of an expansion project, [...]
I’ve been reading through the City of Peoria’s new draft Comprehensive Plan and started despairing when I hit page 51:
The density of the population of Peoria in the mid Twentieth Century will not return. The current demand by the majority of the population is for larger residential lots, more space between neighbors, and [...]
A recent “Issues Update” from the city outlined the difficulty city staff is having getting participation in the Comprehensive Planning process from certain segments of the community:
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SURVEY – PRELIMINARY RESULTS. As part of the Comprehensive Plan re-write process, the City made an online survey available to the public in order to [...]
Ross Black, Assistant Planning Director for the City of Peoria, has released the results of the Comprehensive Plan online survey. You can read the summary results here (PDF file); more details will be released in the near future.
Take a look at them and tell me what you think. Here are some things I [...]
Suppose I told you I was taking a survey, and I wanted you to rank the following four things:
family freedom health justice
Now here are the rules: You have to rank them “1,” “2,” “3,” and “4.” You can’t rank them all as “1.” You have to rank them from “1″ (most important) [...]
Peoria is in the middle of updating its Comprehensive Plan — a road map document that the City Council and staff will use to make planning and zoning decisions over the next 15-20 years. The city wants your input. They’ve set up a website to provide you with information and a survey for you [...]
The city council on Tuesday tacitly approved Craig Hullinger’s request to pursue his plan to put townhouses and a street between the Riverplex and Spring Street near the river. (Councilman Sandberg voted against having Hullinger spend his time on that project because he would like to see other projects that we’ve already started come [...]
From an e-mail reminder I received:
The first in a series of Comprehensive Plan Workshops will be held this Thursday, May 3 starting at 5:30 p.m.
The Workshop will be held in the Twin Towers building, 456 Fulton St., suite 420.
The topic for this Workshop is Housing & Neighborhoods.
I hope there’s a [...]
The City is embarking on an 18-month process to completely rewrite Peoria’s Comprehensive Plan, and you can be a part of it! There will be a number of community workshops and public hearings held so the Planning Commission and Planning & Growth Department can get as much public input as possible. If you’ve ever [...]