Riverfront Village

Demolition of Riverfront Village at the foot of Main Street in Peoria will now begin in December at the earliest. It has housed various businesses over the past two decades. The City of Peoria owns the raised structure and plans to develop a park in its place.

Plan Peoria

The City of Peoria is taking ideas on the future use of the land under the Riverfront Village Platform.

The 2.5 acre parcel of land is to become public space. It’s in the First District, represented by Councilwoman Denise Moore. She says Monday's public input session is an opportunity for people to say what they would like to see in the space.  


Members of Peoria’s Downtown Advisory Commission yesterday heard the proposed demolition of the Riverfront Village could eventually comprise more than just the 2.6 acre site. The city council will vote August 23rd on an agreement to contribute $1.5 million dollars for purchasing development rights and for the demolition of what is often referred to as the “pad.” But Peoria Assistant City Manager Chris Setti says this could be a first step toward overall improvement to the downtown riverfront.  

Wanted: Green Space for Downtown Peoria

Jul 27, 2016
City of Peoria / planpeoria.com

The City of Peoria has proposed a time frame for the design of what could become green space along its downtown riverfront. The city will seek input for uses of what is now Riverfront Village from citizens and visitors through the website planpeoria.com. Further input will come from two to three public hearings between mid-August and mid-October. At that time, the city will conduct a survey asking for the public’s preferences in order to prioritize the suggested ideas.