Sustainable Economic Development Plan

Sustainable Economic Development Plan

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            The Peoria Sustainable Economic Development Plan is part of the City Comprehensive Plan and combines economic development and environmental improvement. 

   “Leave your City better then you found it.” Scouting Principle

"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  United Nations


·         Revitalize older neighborhoods

·         Retain and expand existing businesses

·         Nurture and grow new businesses

·         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

·         Build efficient buildings

·         Encourage the use of green roofs

·         Use recycled material in buildings

·         Recycle building material waste


·         Use passive solar orientation of buildings

·         Support quality construction for long lived buildings

·         Encourage mixed use development

·         Support walk to work programs

·         Permit live / work space development

·         Encourage development that supports transit

·         Incent the redevelopment of older communities

·         Incorporate bikeways and pedestrian paths

·         Require street trees

·         Encourage rain harvesting and irrigation


·         Support the use of natural landscaping

·         Support natural open space and parks

·         Improve municipal staff knowledge of “green” techniques

·         Use open surface natural drainage where feasible

·         Update codes to encourage “green” development

·         Design wetlands, drainage systems, retention and bio swales into parks

·         Support the local production of “green” technology equipment

·         Minimize pavement widths & cost & material

·         Encourage solar and wind energy systems

·         Encourage geothermal energy


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