Community Development / Planning / Zoning

Community Development

Department Description
The Community Development Department shall be directly responsible for the administration, management, coordination and enforcement of the City's codes and ordinances relating to planning, zoning and building, including but not limited to, official City Inspectors, professional planners or planning consultants and other employees necessary to achieve the department's mission. The department shall be divided into divisions, including building and zoning and planning and development.

Community Development News
The 2021 Downtown Façade Improvement Grant Program is currently accepting applications. Since 2014 the program has awarded 46 grants to local business owners and it is anticipated that the City will award 5 additional grants in 2021.

A grant application to the Abandoned Properties Program administered by the Illinois Housing Authority was submitted by the City in December 2021. If awarded, the potential $75,000 grant will be used to demolish vacant and abandoned residential properties in the City.

A grant application to the Brownfields Assessment Program administered by the USEPA was submitted by the City in December 2021. If awarded the grant would allow the City to assess and catalog the types and extent of hazardous waste contamination at all potential Brownfield sites within the City to allow the City to better plan for hazardous waste abatement.

Throughout 2020 the City worked with local business owners to submit grants for the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant Program administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  The grant program was set up to help small businesses with grants of up to $25,000 to deal with COVID-19 related business losses.  To date the City has been successful in helping 12 local business owners obtain grant funding. 

If you have any suggestions for consideration, questions, or comments please contact the City Engineer, Jeremy Palm at 815-672-2517 ext. 1236 or at


2013 Greenway Master Plan (PDF)

Streator 2014 Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Streator 2013 Comprehensive Plan Update

5 Year Road Plan (PDF)

Extended Sewer Improvement Plan (PDF)

Inspector Contact Info
• Building Inspector - Les Goslin, 815-672-2517
• Plumbing Inspector - Everett Wilkinson, 815-672-2517
• Electrical Inspector - Mike Ferko, 815-672-2517

Plan Commission Members
•Jeanette Strabala
•Theresa Solon Wargo
• Doug Patterson
• Dean Chalkey
• Jeff Hatzer
• Harry Godfrey
• Robert Gubbles

ZBA Members
• Robert Oberholtzer
• Andrew Harcar
• Larry Libby
• Alan Hall

Meeting Schedules

Meeting Minutes

Helpful Links and Information
» Map Page / GIS Page (Coming Soon)
» Document Download Page
» Municipal Code
» IDOT Multi-Year Plan Page
» SACCI  Streator Chamber of Commerce
» DCEO   Illinois Department of Commerce