Community Development / Planning / Zoning

Community Development / Planning / Zoning

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 2017 Downtown Façade Improvement Grant Program is currently accepting applications. Since 2014 the program has awarded 12 grants to local business owners and it is anticipated that the City will award 5 additional grants in 2017.

Following the award of a grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Chicago the City is excited to announce the creation of the City of Streator Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program. The program, funded in part by the City of Streator and the FHLB, will provide grants of 50% up to a maximum of $7,000 for home renovation costs that will promote the sustained livability or accessibility of owner occupied homes in the program area. This area is generally described as that portion of the City bounded by Stanton Street to the north, Lundy Street to the south, the BNSF railroad to the east, and the Vermilion River to the west. For more information on the grant program please contact City Hall at 815-672-2517.

A grant application to the Abandoned Properties Program administered by the Illinois Housing Authority was submitted by the City in November 2016. 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 2016. 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.

If you have any suggestions for consideration, questions, or comments please contact the City Engineer, Jeremy Palm at 815-672-2517 ext. 236 or at


2013 Greenway Master Plan (PDF)

Streator 2014 Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Streator 2013 Comprehensive Plan Update

Summary Report 2011 Strategic Planning Workshop (PDF)

5 Year Road Plan (PDF)

Extended Sewer Improvement Plan (PDF)

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

Plan Commission Members
•Jeanette Strabala
• Dick Pierce
• Doug Patterson
• Dean Chalkey
• Jeff Hatzer
• Harry Godfrey
• Robert Gubbles

ZBA Members
• Ron Conner
• Andrew Harcar
• Larry Libby

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