Thursday, August 13, 2009


Strategy for Entertainment

An important aspect in attracting and retaining residents is to provide entertainment that is appealing to all age ranges. Businesses should be encouraged to develop venues that create a positive image of the city. Venues would be within walking distance of major downtown landmarks.


Sustainable Economic Development combines economic development and environmental improvement into one discipline. Follow the principles below:
Leave your City better then you found it.
"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“

· Increase Sustainability and Green Technology
· Retain and Expand Existing Businesses
· Nurture and Grow New Businesses
· Revitalize the Heart of Peoria
· Attract New investment and Business
· Create a Positive Image of the City
· Increase the Diversity of the Economic Base
· Provide Solid Jobs at Good Wages
· Promote efficient buildings
· Use recycled material in buildings
· Recycle building material waste
· Encourage rain harvesting & irrigation
· Use passive solar orientation of buildings
· Encourage solar and wind energy systems
· Employ green roofs
· Support the use of natural landscaping
· Improve municipal staff knowledge of “green” techniques
· Support quality construction for long lived buildings
· Encourage mixed use development
· Support walk to work programs
· Encourage development that supports transit
· Support efforts to redevelop older communities
· Permit Live / Work Space development
· Support natural open space and parks
· Use open surface natural drainage where feasible
· Design wetlands, drainage systems, retention and bio swales into parks
· Update codes to encourage “green” development
· Support the local production of “green” technology equipment
· Incorporate bikeways and pedestrian path
· Minimize pavement widths & cost & material
· Encourage geothermal energy
· Require street trees
More info below:

309 494 8640


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