Once infrastructure is in place, it rarely goes away. Infrastructure built now will likely be in place for our children and grandchildren. The City's current Infrastructure Design Standards or Subdivision Standards were adopted in 1972, and have not been significantly revised since that time.
In 2013, Public Works staff proposed a revised set of Infrastructure Design Standards (IDS), or Manual of Practice, to incorporate Action Items and Critical Success Factors from the City's Comprehensive Plan. The goal of the revised standards is to improve the design of our infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, stormwater management, etc.) with regard to sustainability and livability while positioning Peoria as a desirable place and a competitive City for development. The comprehensive 2013 effort was realigned per City Council direction to pursue consensus on individual standards.
Based on the discussion and feedback from the Development Standards Stakeholder's Group meetings, on October 11, 2016, City Council concurred to move forward on revisions to the City's Code to reflect staff recommendation, which are outlined below.