EAST PEORIA — The city of East Peoria is widely believed by its residents to have adequate commercial and retail developments and by a majority of those same people to be not particularly walkable city for pedestrians.
Residents of East Peoria’s Richland Neighborhood on Thursday were the first to hear the results of a community revitalization survey that was the joint work of the city of East Peoria and the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
The results of the survey, taken and submitted by 420 East Peoria residents, will be incorporated into a yearlong study that will result in analysis and recommendations about improving the housing stock in the city. On Thursday, Richland residents weighed in about housing.
“No one wants big apartment buildings down here,” said Belinda Young, of th...Read More