“Greening” Peoria

October 1, 2009 First Draft

Improve our Environment

Revitalize our Neighborhoods

Compact central cities are inherently “Green”.They were originally developed on transit systems, and built at high density.

Trips to work, shopping, and schools can be made by walking or transit.

But our historic areas have also “hollowed out”. Most
Downtowns have little retail, and a great deal of near
in housing has been demolished or is vacant.

The City will do the following to revitalize older areas:

Help developers create new green housing & businesses

TIF and Enterprise Zone incentives will be used 

Mixed use development will be emphasized

Energy efficient buildings will be encouraged
Walkability of the city will be improved
The Rivers edge will be enhanced

Bike trails & racks will be provided

Transit will be improved

Solar and Wind energy will be incented

Renewable energy sources will be sought
Trees and natural landscaping will be planted
Air and water quality will be improved

Build the Block will be a "Green"Showcase, with Leed Certified buildings and green technology.

About Me

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Craig Hullinger is a Partner in Ruyle Hullinger, a City Planning and Economic Development Consulting Firm.



He holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Planning. He is a Vietnam Veteran and a retired Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.