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
A $42,000 grant from the Abandoned Properties Program administered by the Illinois Housing Authority was received in 2021 and the demolition of 5 abandoned properties will be completed by spring 2022.

Throughout 2020 and 2021 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.  Prior to the closure of the program the City was 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 [email protected].


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 - Joe Scarbeary, 815-672-2517
• Plumbing Inspector - Everett Wilkinson, 815-672-2517
• Electrical Inspector - Chad Davies, 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
• Justin Proud
• 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