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University of Illinois Extension serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria and Tazewell Counties

Tazewell County
1505 Valle Vista Blvd
Pekin, IL 61554-6245
Phone: 309-347-6614
FAX: 309-347-5472
Email: uie-fmpt@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Fulton County
15411 N IL 100 Highway
Lewistown, IL 61542-9468
Phone: 309-547-3711
FAX: 309-547-3713
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Mason County
127 S High St, Ste 1
Havana, IL 62644-1496
Phone: 309-543-3308
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Peoria County
4810 North Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Phone: 309-685-3140
FAX: 309-685-3397
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

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  • Canton Downtown Case Study PDF
    North Central Regional Center for Rural Development case studies,explore factors related to a community's success in creating a resilient and vibrant downtown.

  • Farmington Case Study PDF
    North Central Regional Center for Rural Development research project develops a series of case studies,illustrating factors related to a community's success in creating a resilient and vibrant downtown.

  • Grocery Store Access Study Online Survey
    The purpose of this anonymous survey is to determine the impact of recent grocery store closures, where area residents buy their groceries, and how they feel about the available food products at the stores where they shop. This survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. This survey is part of the 2018 Grocery Store Access Study being led by members of the Regional Fresh Food Council including community members and representatives from University of Illinois Extension, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, Peoria County, the City of Peoria, and Senator Dave Koehler.

  • Village of Dunlap RST 341 Community Recreation Planning PDF
    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, SPORT AND TOURISM PLANNING STUDIO

  • Village of Hanna City RST 341 Community Recreation Planning PDF
    U of I students from Professor Lara Browning’s recreation planning studio, along with University of Illinois Extension have been working alongside community leaders from Dunlap and Hanna City to develop an outdoor recreation plan for each of the communities. The plans will assist in creating a strategic vision for recreational services. Just as water, sewer, and public safety are considered essential public services, parks are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in a community. Studies show that well-planned parks and recreation systems can serve as a catalyst for economic development. Access to parks and recreation facilities and active transportation infrastructure can increase property values, foster job creation, and provide a foundation for place-based economic development.

  • Village of Hanna City RST 341 Community Recreation Planning PDF
    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, SPORT AND TOURISM PLANNING STUDIO

  • Washington Historic Preservation Ordinance PDF
    Adopted at the April 4th Washington City Council meeting, this document identifies all historic properties and includes the text of the Design Guidelines.

  • Washington Square Commercial Historic District Design Review Guidelines PDF
    These guidelines were prepared in conjunction with the historic district nomination to guide future exterior changes to the buildings that constitute the local historic district. The guidelines build off of previous characteristics that the City mentioned as important in their prior preservation ordinance, explains those in more detail, and adds more detailed elements that will guide property owners and the Historic Preservation Commission in decisions for future changes within the square.

  • Washington Square Commercial Local Historic District Resource Book PDF
    The purpose of this final document is to assist property owners within the historic district to make decisions regarding changes to their structure, and have a document to consult to find experts in the preservation field. In addition to lists of contractors, consultants, and other experts, it includes a variety of the Preservation Briefs published by the National Park Service that explain important elements of historic buildings and give advice on how to maintain these elements, with or without an expert.

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