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Jul 1, 2010

Excellent Articles in Peoria Magazines


  • Reshaping the Region
    We’re in the midst of a remarkable transformation, one that will reshape the region for decades to come.
by Jonathan Wright
In the city that houses the headquarters of the world’s largest maker of construction equipment, nearly $2 billion in capital projects are ongoing, have been completed in recent years, or are currently in the planning stages.
Exploring the Potential of the Warehouse District
by Ray Lees
Several graduate students from the University of Illinois School of Architecture recently showcased an intriguing mix of ideas for creating a vibrant warehouse district in downtown Peoria.
by Edward J. Barry, Jr.
In Peoria, three recent developments, in three very different parts of the city, offer three very unique responses to the need to be greener.
by Jim Bateman
Landmarking per se does not automatically save buildings. What it does is buy time to find a way to execute an appropriate adaptive reuse.
Recommendations for Applicants Entering the Plan and Zoning Process
It is inevitable that proposed new development will meet stiff opposition in the approval process.
The City is very encouraged at the prospect of having the Plaza returned to local ownership. Paskert and his associates have solid experience in successfully marketing and managing commercial properties.
Collaboration is key to the strength of this region. At EDC, we see firsthand the value of both the public sector and private businesses working together.
After nearly 40 years with no changes to its buildings, the Peoria Public Library has become a beehive of building activity in every section of town.
As their children sleep an extra hour on the last Saturday in August before classes begin, a young couple plans their day’s activities. Their car would never move.
While we continue to struggle with high vacancy rates and an abundance of warehouse space, retail, multi-family and medical office markets remain steady.
Construction and redevelopment projects continue at various sites at Bradley University and Illinois Central College.
For building owners, saving taxes in 2010 may be as easy as 1-2-3.
Tying It All Together in East Peoria
Benjamin Franklin, one of this country’s civic improvement pioneers and an architect of  the nation itself, wrote for his Poor Richard’s Almanack, “He that can have patience can have what he will.”
We know that great people are doing great things in the region, but when you take a step back and really look at what is happening, it’s pretty amazing.
The United States EPA studied different LID sites across the nation and determined that the cost of LID is often less than the cost of conventional development.
This summer, we will break ground on the new Cancer Research Facility, adding about 20,000 square feet of research laboratory space.
The newly revamped center will function both as a school focused upon improving the lives of those with special needs and a commercial entity geared towards revitalizing the Sheridan Triangle area.
TIF districts seem to be in the news on a daily basis, yet very seldom do you get the full story of how a TIF works and what benefits a city derives from it.
So Now What Do You Do?
Serving on a plan commission is not easy, but it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a person’s life.

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