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Volunteers Needed to Distribute Community Surveys

Jan 26, 2012

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 meaton@tricountyrpc.org.

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TCRPC Named Finalist for Creative Placemaking Grant

Jan 26, 2012

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.

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Peoria Energy Assurance Draft Plan Complete

Jan 25, 2012

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, The City of Peoria, and Witt Associates have completed a draft version of the Peoria Energy Assurance Plan! The plan contains information and guidelines on handling energy emergencies. To view the draft plan click here. 

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TCRPC Welcomes two new employees

Jan 6, 2012

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. 

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Total Maximum Daily Load Report is Complete

Dec 20, 2011

The Illinois EPA has completed a Stage 3 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report for the Mid-Illinois River.  They will be taking public comments until February 15th.  The report can be found on the Illinois EPA website

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Selective Brush Clearing RFP

Dec 14, 2011

TCRPC is seeking proposals to perform selective brush clearing on IDOT owned property in Peoria. Please see the RFP here. 

Contact Jim Webb at 309-673-9796 ext. 257 with any questions.

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TCRPC has launched its new website!

Dec 13, 2011

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!

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Central Illinois Best Practices for Regional Collaboration

Nov 3, 2011

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

 

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Village of Dunlap Comprehensive Plan

Oct 28, 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 nhayward@tricountyrpc.org with any questions.

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The 2011 POP is out!

Oct 3, 2011

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!

Click here to download the full PDF

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Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

456 Fulton Street
Suite 401
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309.673.9330
Fax: 309.673.9802