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Overall Work Program

The Overall Work Program (OWP) is an annually prepared document that provides the framework for developing the TCRPC vision and for implementing regional goals for the upcoming fiscal year. 

To request OWP documents prior to 2009, please email Maggie Martino

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is a guideline the TCRPC staff utilizes to prioritize projects and ensure the vision of the commission is carried out. 

Commissioner Orientation Manual

The Commissioner Orientation Manual is intended to provide information for Commissioners and the public regarding TCRPC's purpose, duties, and organization.

Integrated Planning Documents


The Big Plan is an integrated plan for the Tri County region that bridges the gaps between transportation, land use, and environmental planning.  Through the development of this plan, five themes were identified as key mutual priorities for the region's future:  agriculture preservation, balanced growth, economic development, environmental stewardship, and transportation infrastructure. 

ViTAL Economy: Final Economic Development Recommendations

“Creating Jobs and Growing Business” is the Planning Commission’s top strategic goal.  The Commission has retained an outside consultant to critique the region’s current economic development programs and to assess how well we work together on economic development.  The Findings and Recommendations reports are available here. 

Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan - 2010

A Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan has been developed in accordance with the federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. It covers Peoria, Peoria Heights, East Peoria, Pekin, Chillicothe, Washington, Roanoke, and the unincorporated of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties.

Brilliant.Bright.Community: Heart of Illinois Regional Sustainability Plan

The Heart of Illinois Regional Sustainability Plan focuses on a variety of community elements, including land use, transportation, environment, economic development, arts and culture, and food availability.  

Transportation Documents

Envision HOI (Long Range Transportation Plan)

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is prepared for the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area Transportation Study (PPUATS) every five years, and represents the programming of transportation improvements for the years 2015-2040.

Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a program of highway and transit projects that is prepared for the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area Transportation Study (PPUATS) each year.  The purpose of the following documents is to identify all street/highway and transit projects plus related enhancement projects programmed for each four-year period.

FY 2017-2020 TIP

The FY2017-2020 TIP was adopted by the PPUATS Policy Committee on August 3, 2016.

Past TIPs

Congestion Management Process

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission's Congestion Management Process (CMP) is intended to serve as an organized and transparent way for our planning area to identify and manage congestion, connect performance measures to support funding for projects, and evaluate recommended strategies to ensure we are effectively addressing congestion. 

Unified Work Program

The Unified Work Program (UWP) is prepared annually to direct day-to-day work of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). It lists the transportation planning projects and budget of TCRPC staff. The Peoria Pekin Urbanized Area Transportation Study (PPUATS) oversees the work of the projects listed in the UWP.  


Surface Transportation-Urban Applications

The purpose of the Surface Transportation Program is to allocate funds on an annual basis to the Peoria Urban Area through the Illinois Department of Transportation.  It is the intent of the program to direct funds toward projects which will have benefit to the entire region, as opposed to projects which only benefit single communities.  

Previously Obligated Projects

The MPO is required by Federal regulations to publish an annual listing of obligated projects for which Federal funds have been given in the preceding year.  This report helps provide increased transparency of government spending on transportation projects and strategies to state and local officials, and to the general public. In order to realize this federal objective, a proactive approach to sharing information with the public in a user-friendly format has been provided in this report.

Human Services Transportation Plan

The Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) is a comprehensive, locally-developed strategy for public transit for elderly, disabled, and low-income persons. 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Policy

TCRPC has established a Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) policy. DBEs are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations.  The DBE policy will be used in contracts utilizing US Department of Transportation funds.

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The TAP provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; recreational trail program projects; safe routes to school projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways.

2014 TAP Applications

Environment Documents

Central Illinois Guide to Urban Stormwater Best Management Practices

This is a guide containing the how-to’s of planting native gardens and using rain barrels, rain gardens, and other best management practices to reduce stormwater runoff from the typical urban lawn.

Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study - April 2014

Thirteen governmental agencies within the Tri-County area participated in a study whose objective was to evaluate the stormwater utility concept and to determine whether it is capable of bringing an adequate, stable, dedicated, and equitable method of funding stormwater management to the participating entities. The thirteen participants were: the Cities of Peoria, East Peoria, West Peoria, and Pekin; the Villages of North Pekin, South Pekin, and Bartonville; Peoria County; and Limestone, Cincinnati, Hollis, Washington and Morton Townships.

Farm Creek Watershed Management Plan

The Farm Creek Watershed drains 40,000 acres in Tazewell County and is a major contributor of sediment to the Illinois River at Peoria Lakes.  This plan aims to identify erosion control solutions within the watershed.

Mossville Bluffs Watershed Restoration Master Plan

The Illinois River Bluffs are a large contributor to Illinois River sedimentation due to the nature of the steep slopes, highly erodible soils, and adjacency to the Illinois River.  This plan identifies solutions to erosion control that are specific to bluff communities.

Steep Slope Protection Model Ordinance

This model ordinance can be adapted by communities to reduce soil erosion and mitigate negative impacts such as poor water quality and property damage.

Tri-County Unified Stormwater Ordinance

This model ordinance outlines a stormwater management program to improve water quality, reduce flood damage, and facilitate sustainable development.

Stream Buffer Ordinance

This ordinance was developed by the City of Peoria to reduce soil erosion and improve water quality in rivers and streams.

Low Impact Development Model Ordinances

These model ordinances enable low impact development, a set of practices designed to manage stormwater runoff in a way that improves the water quality of rivers, lakes and streams.  These ordinances address zoning, subdivision development, stormwater management and parking.

Central Illinois Committee on NPDES Phase II Storm Water Regulations (CICN)

  • CICN News Articles- These local news articles discuss CICN communities and their stormwater management efforts.
  • CICN Ordinances- These ordinances from CICN communities address NPDES Phase II minimum control measures.
  • CICN Video- CICN, TCRPC, and Bradley University collaborated to produce this educational video about stormwater management in central Illinois.

The Partridge Creek Watershed Restoration Plan 2004

The Partridge Creek Watershed drains 18,000 acres in Woodford County and is a major contributor of sediment to the Illinois River at Peoria Lakes.  This plan aims to identify erosion control solutions within the watershed.

Land Use Documents

Tazewell County Comprehensive Plan

The Tazewell County Comprehensive Plan was updated in 2011 with the help of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.  An important component of the plan is the future land use map.  The map guides future growth and the location of specific land uses.

Woodford County Comprehensive Plan

The Woodford County Comprehensive Plan was updated in 2011 with the help of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. 

Local Comprehensive Plans

TCRPC has worked with many communities in the Tri-County area to prepare comprehensive plans in order to manage change and achieve a brighter future.


Fulton County Route 336 Corridor Plan

The Route 336 Corridor Plan was created by Fulton County in 2011 with the help of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. It shows how land could be developed within the future Route 336 corridor between Canton and Farmington in a manner that is beneficial for Fulton County.

Route 336 Corridor Future Land Use Map








GIS Documents

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

456 Fulton Street
Suite 401
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309.673.9330
Fax: 309.673.9802