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.

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