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Community & Economic Development Contact Information

The Community & Economic Development Department provides a variety of services related to the overall development of the City, including economic development activities relating to business, manufacturing, downtown revitalization, and creation and retention of jobs; neighborhood revitalization through numerous housing rehabilitation programs; administration of long-range land use and transportation planning, annexations, street vacations, and zoning and subdivision functions.

Below you will find divisional numbers as well as frequently requested numbers and contact information related to Community & Economic Development.

Division or Section Contact Phone No.
Administration Laura Brown 815-967-6775 or 815-987-5600
Construction & Development Services Front Desk

815-987-5550

Economic Development Jovita Donahue 815-987-5632
Long-Range Planning Wayne Dust 815-987-5636
Neighborhood Development Susan Diehl 815-987-5626
Neighborhood Standards Jessica Sheetz 815-987-5566
Property Standards Melissa Masso 815-987-5651
Zoning Sandra Hawthorne 815-987-5585

 

 

 

Frequently requested numbers from Community & Economic Development (all area codes are 815):

Subject Division\Section Phone No.

Annexations

Construction & Development Services

987-5549 / 987-5585

Bid Openings (Housing Rehabilitation)

 

987-5563

Bikeways

Long-Range Planning

987-5638

Brownfields

Long-Range Planning

987-5636 

Building Inspection

Construction & Development Services

987-5749

Building Permits

Construction & Development Services

987-5550

Business Licensing

Construction & Development Services

987-5516

Business Retention and Expansion

Economic Development

987-5600

Carnivals

Construction & Development Services

987-5591 / 987-5550

C. D. Block Grant (CDBG) Business Program

Neighborhood Development

987-5600

C. D. Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Program

Neighborhood Development

987-5690

Census Information

Long-Range Planning

987-5585

Census Tracts (Maps)

Long-Range Planning

987-5585

Certificate of Appropriateness (Historic Districts)

Construction Services

987-5612

Citizen Participation Committee

 

967-6761

Citizen Participation Plan

 

967-6761

Code Enforcement

Neighborhood Standards

987-5566

Collector Roads

 

987- 5638 / 987-5624

Commercial Rehabilitation

Economic Development

967-6737

Community Assistance Program

 

967-6761

Contractors Payouts

 

987-5690

Davis-Bacon Requirements

Neighborhood Development

987-5622

Demographics

Long-Range Planning

987-5585

Demolitions

Neighborhood Standards

987-5690 / 987-5651

Design Guidelines/Downtown

 

967-6737

Downtown Development Proposals

Economic Development

967-6737

Electrical Permits

Construction & Development Services

987-5749

Electrical Inspection

Construction & Development Services

987-5749

Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG)

Neighborhood Development

967-6761

Enterprise Zone (EZ)

Economic Development

987-5632

Environmental Reviews

Construction & Development Services

967-6932

EOCO/Davis Bacon

 

987-5622

Facade Improvement Programs

Economic Development

967-6737

Fair Housing Board

Neighborhood Development

967-6761 / 967-6948

Fences, violation of ordinance

Neighborhood Standards

987-5566

Fences, permit

Construction & Development Services

987-5624

Grants/Rehabilitative Housing

Neighborhood Development

967-6766 / 967-6764

Haight Village

 

967-6772

Handicapped Accessibility Standards

 

987-5518

Historic Districts

Construction & Development Services

987-5612

Historic Landmarks

Construction & Development Services

987-5612

Historic Preservation

Construction & Development Services

987-5612

Homeless-Federal Programs

Neighborhood Development

967-6761

Homestead Board

Neighborhood Development

987-5690

Housing/Property Repairs;financial assistance

Neighborhood Development

967-6766 / 967-6764

Homestead Partnership Program

Neighborhood Development

967-6766 / 967-6764

Inspections, Building Construction & Development Services 987-5749
Inspections, Electrical Construction & Development Services 987-5749
Inspections, Mechanical Construction & Development Services 987-5749
Inspections, Plumbing Construction & Development Services 987-5749

L.E.E.D.S (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)

Construction & Development Services

987-5518

Licensing, Business

Construction & Development Services

987-5516

Licensing, Mechanical Contractors Construction & Development Services 987-5791
Licensing, Demolition Contractors Construction & Development Services 987-5791

Loans for Homeowners, Rehabilitation

Neighborhood Development

967-6766 / 967-6764

Loans, Small Business

Economic Development

987-5489

Loan, Paying Off Rehabilitation Loan

Neighborhood Development

987-5626 

Maps (Base, Land Use, Zoning, Downtown)

Long-Range Planning

987-5585

Mechanical Permits

Construction & Development Services

987-5791

Mechanical Inspection

Construction & Development Services 987-5749

National Register of Historic Places

Construction & Development Services 987-5612

Neighborhood Associations/Groups

Long-Range Planning

967-6772

New Address Assignment

Construction & Development Services

967-6771

Ordinance Variations, Zoning

Construction & Development Services

987-5585

Paratransit

 

987-5628

Permit; Building

Construction & Development Services

987-5550 

Permit; Electrical

Construction & Development Services

987-5791 

Permit; Plumbing

Construction & Development Services

987-5791 

Plan Reviews

Construction & Development Services

987-5790

Plat Officer

Construction & Development Services

987-5624

Plumbing Permits

Construction & Development Services

987-5791

Plumbing Inspection

Construction & Development Services

987-5749

Property Codes

Construction & Development Services

987-5651

Property Standards Program

Neighborhood Standards

987-5651

Registration, Electrical Contractors Construction & Development Services 987-5749

Rehabilitation,Home Assistance

Neighborhood Development

987-5626 

River Edge Zone 

Economic Development

987-5632 

Sanitation 

Neighborhood Standards

987-5566

SWIFTT Corp. (Southwest Ideas for Today & Tomorrow)

Neighborhood Development

967-6761

Setback Requirements for Buildings

Construction & Development Services

987-5585

Seventh Street TIF Business Assistance

Economic Development

987-5632

Shopstead Program

Economic Development

987-5632

Sign Permits

Construction & Development Services

987-5585

Small Business Loan Program

Economic Development

987-5632

South Main Residential Rehab

Neighborhood Development

967-6766 / 967-6764

Special Use Permits

Zoning

987-5585

Subdivisions

Construction & Development Services

987-5624

Tall Grass

Neighborhood Standards 967-6768

Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Districts

Economic Development 987-5632

Tents

 

987-5550

Weed/Grass Enforcement

Neighborhood Standards

967-6768

Year 2020 Plan

Long-Range Planning

967-6772

Zoning Applications

Construction & Development Services

987-5585

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

Construction & Development Services

987-5624

Zoning Clearances

Construction & Development Services

987-5585

Zoning Ordinance

Construction & Development Services

987-5585

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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