Downtown Implementation Plan Survey
The City of Rockford’s Community and Economic Development and Public Works departments seek your help in completing a quick survey on the Downtown Rockford experience. The feedback we receive from you will help us identify the catalytic projects and activities to implement for continued growth of the central area and the entire community.
This survey should only take about 10 minutes of your time. Your answers will be kept anonymous. If you elect to provide any contact information, it will not be shared with any entity.
Survey link: Downtown Implementation Survey
If you have any questions, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Framing the Next 5 Years
View and provide feedback on two City of Rockford planning efforts.
“DRAFT TIF POLICY STATEMENT AND SCORING SYSTEM"
City Council established the Ad Hoc TIF committee to review the existing TIF’s, best practices and formulate a recommendation to City Council. The Committee consists of John Holmstrom, Michelle Petrie, Bill Whitcher, Karen Walsh, John Phelps and Mike Fumo. The Ad Hoc TIF Committee, through a number of meetings, has completed their review of the existing TIF’s, past development agreements and best practices from other communities. As a result of their efforts, they have prepared a TIF Policy Statement and Guideline Scoring System for review.
The City invites comments and questions on the proposed draft Policy Statement and Guideline Point System, please send comments to the Community and Economic Development Department, 425 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61104 through September 5, 2014.”
Final Draft TIF Policy Statement
Final Draft Scoring System Appendix A
Community & Economic Development handles a wide variety of services under various divisions.
Construction & Development Services deals with building inspections, building permits and zoning issues.
Neighborhood Standards deals with neighborhood property code violations.
Neighborhood Development handles residential financial assistance through various grants. Grant reports are available by clicking here.
Economic Development deals with assisting businesses in Rockford.
Planning handles both short-term and long-term planning for the City, with the assistance of the Public Works Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP).
You can view various plans, studies and reports from Community & Economic Development here.