TCRPC has partnered with several local organizations, including Peoria Park District’s Youth and Outreach Intervention Division (ELITE), to survey 1,500 community members on their community values and experiences within the Tri-County area. The effort is part of Brilliant. Bright. Community, a project that seeks to plan for a future in Central Illinois that utilizes the talents and skills of all people to create a prosperous, diverse and rich community that endures for generations to come.
In the next few weeks, TCRPC, ELITE, and other volunteers will be personally contacting each of the 1,500 randomly selected residents to ask for their voluntary participation in this survey.
TCRPC is still looking for volunteers and interns to help with the delivery of surveys. If you would like to help out, or if you are interested in learning more about this effort, please contact Melissa Eaton at 309-673-9796 x232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
TCRPC has been named a finalist for a placemaking grant from ArtPlace, a private-public collaboration of various top foundations, federal agencies and national banks. Finalists were chosen for their potential to have a transformative impact on community vibrancy and their ability to create a sense of place using art.
If selected, TCRPC will receive financial support in converting downtown Peoria’s Fulton Plaza, an under-utilized pedestrian park, into a vibrant public space that attracts and inspires residents and visitors through locally-influenced public art and urban design.
ArtPlace expects to distribute $15 million towards various projects across the nation in 2012. This year’s grant recipients will be announced in May.
TCRPC is excited to welcome two new employees to its planning staff, Jill Goforth, and Kyle M. Smith, AICP.
Kyle, a native of Iowa, comes to us after five years as a planner for the small Gulf Coast community of Ocean Springs, MS. During that time, he was involved in the rebuilding process following Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill disaster.
Jill graduated this past May from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN with a bachelor's degree in Geography and Urban Studies. She grew up in Peoria, and hopes to use her education and experience to make her hometown a better place to live.Read More
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is excited to announce the launch of its new website. The site has been redesigned with a fresh look and has been updated with current news, upcoming events and project descriptions. The upgraded design is intended to be more user-friendly, so please take the time to check it out!Read More
The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Executive Board invites you to watch this video and discuss our regional economic development effort and the role of municipalities and counties.
Our guest speaker is Frank Knott from ViTAL Economy, Inc. Frank will help lead an open discussion and talk about successful strategies for economic development in rural communities with a focus on the importance of
broadband services to those communities. He will also address some of the unique needs of our older heritage neighborhoods
Peoria Civic Center
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The draft of the Village of Dunlap Comprehensive Plan is now available. Please click on this link to download the document.
An open house to obtain feedback from residents was held on October 27. A second open house to obtain feedback will be held on Thursday November 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Village Hall in downtown Dunlap.
Please contact Nick Hayward at 673-9330 or email@example.com with any questions.Read More
The 2011 POP is out! What is the POP? It's a document that lists how federal funds were spent on transportation projects in the Peoria region. The document contains information from fiscal year 2011, or from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. In that time period approximately $26.5 million was spent in the Peoria urbanized area!Read More
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