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Long Range Planning

The Planning Division of Rockford’s Community Development Department is responsible for guiding and encouraging growth and development within the City, while preserving neighborhood character and preventing undesired or incompatible uses of land.



The following major projects are currently underway in Rockford.  Check the links for the latest updates and information on how you can be involved.  Links to other program areas can be found on the right.


DOWNTOWN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN - Presentation to Planning and Development Committee on January 26, 2015:


Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2


 CITY OWNED PROPERTY - A listing of all properties owned by the City of Rockford.


CITY COUNCIL WARD REDISTRICTING - Updates on the activities of the Redistricting Subcommittee charged with creating new boundaries for City Council Wards based on 2010 Census population.


SOUTH MAIN STREET CORRIDOR REVITALIZATION STRATEGY - Final Drafts of Strategy Documents now available!  Please follow link for more information.








Looking for information on permitting, zoning, or construction services?  Please visit the CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES page.


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