Dozer Park
Home to the Peoria Chiefs Minor League Baseball - an affiliate of St. Louis Cardinals. Covering two square city blocks the stadium features outfield picnic plaza and suites with closed circuit TVs, outdoor seats and high quality dining. Also used for special events, concerts and family oriented entertainment.
Destination
Peoria’s appeal extends beyond the boundaries of our community

Centrally located on the banks of the Illinois River in the heart of Illinois, Peoria is the pulse of the area. Midway between Chicago and St. Louis, Peoria combines big city assets with smaller town lifestyle. Visitors are fast discovering Peoria as an economically attractive alternative to higher priced entertainment and hospitality venues. From high school championship tournaments to collegiate teams and minor league hockey and baseball, Peoria sports action keeps fans coming from throughout the state. Easy commutes from surrounding communities, quick, toll free access to interstate and major arteries, an international airport and rail service make Peoria a desirable destination.
629,202
Residents within 45 minutes
Median Age 37.7
Avg Household Income $67,891
nearly

8.5 Million
in Tourism
30 County Region
Business, hospitals & medical technologies, opportunities for higher education, entertainment, cultural activities and local and national sporting events all play a major role in drawing people to our city from throughout the state.
over

2.2 Million
Medical Draw
Peoria Downtown

55,000
Workplace Population
1,788,936
Residents within 90 Minutes
Median Age 38.1
Avg Household Income $61,908
Repurposed for Growth
Reviving and energizing the heart of our proud, historic downtown.
A strong, healthy core is vital to establishing and sustaining growth within our community. Creating new neighborhoods, promoting and welcoming new business opportunities including retail and service providers, and transforming our streets into a better pedestrian environment are all part of the plan currently in motion.

Peoria’s Warehouse District is emerging as downstate Illinois’ premier mixed-use, urban neighborhood. It’s proximity to Peoria's downtown offers convenient access to all the city has to offer. A reminder of a glorious industrial past and a tribute to Peoria’s heritage, this area includes some of the largest and most iconic buildings in Peoria. These majestic buildings, long vacant, are being transformed into exclusive residential lofts, condos, art studios, office and retail space.
The downtown area and
its Warehouse District
have 100% occupancy
with waiting list for
existing multi-family units

Tracy Cross & Associates, Inc.
CHOICE LIFESTYLE
Building space still available in the Warehouse District
PRIME BUSINESS LOCATION
Peoria ranks 5th among mid-sized cities that offer the best opportunity to launch a business & 15th in U.S. cities of all sizes.
( Source: CNN/Money )
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
A revolutionary, world class medical education, training and innovation and research facility. A collaboration of the U of I College of Medicine and OSF St. Francis, it is one of only a few simulation training centers of its kind in the country.
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Featuring a state of the art digital Dome Planetarium, one of only few of its kind in the world, a giant screen all-digital theater and an international art gallery. Exhibits include The Street, which explores more than 300 years of Peoria’s history and the Illinois River Encounter featuring a 400-gallon aquarium.
Over
$500 Million
Invested in the Medical Community
$140 Million
Caterpillar Visitors Center & Peoria Riverfront Museum combined investment
$51 Million
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
Look What We've Completed

Since 2012
$100 Million
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette renovation coupled with the Courtyard by Marriott
Top Career Opportunities
Peoria Ranks in the Top 3rd among Top 200 "Best Places for Business and Careers" according to Forbes.com
$55 Million
Peoria Civic Center Expansion
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Next door to the museum you can experience Caterpillar first-hand. Sit in the bed of a lifesize mining truck, take a virtual ride onto a number of remote job sites; design a piece of Cat equipment or hop on a simulator and operate a dozer, truck or excavator.
Building Blocks for Success
Paving Your Way to a Prosperous Future.
A large downtown employee base of over 20,000
Waiting list for downtown residential availability
Large variety of cultural & entertainment venues and a vibrant, fast growing arts community
An expanding, thriving medical community within walking distance to city center
Over 400 million in new road infrastructure and major capital investments in on-going technological service enhancements
Generous investment incentives

The last several years have seen some tremendous changes to Peoria’s cityscape with more on the way. The interest is here...the opportunities are here.
We invite you to come and play a part in Peoria!
Peoria
Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria
820 SW Adams Street, Suite 1A | Peoria, Illinois 61602-1621
Office: 309.673.7879 | Mobile: 309. 369.6038
downtownpeoria.org
CLICKING ON ANY ITEM IN THE NAVIGATION, ABOVE LEFT, WILL PROVIDE A LIST OF LOCATIONS WITHIN THAT CATEGORY.
Residential
Le Vieux Carre
Water & State

Civic Center Plaza Apartments
331 Fulton

401 Water
401water.com
Twin Towers
123 SW Jefferson
twintowersplace.com

Maxam Building
316 SW Washington

The Lofts at Waterfront Place
311 SW Water
theloftsatwaterfrontplace.com
Arts & Entertainment
Peoria Ballet
809 W Detweiller
peoriaballet.com

Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington
peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Caterpillar Visitors Center
110 SW Washingtonbr> caterpillar.com/visitors-center

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson
peoriaciviccenter.com
Symphony Orchestra
101 State
peoriasymphony.org

Art Guild
203 Harrison
peoriaartguild.org

Public Library
107 NE Monroe
peoriapubliclibrary.org

Contemporary Art Center
305 SW Commercial Alley
peoriacac.org

CEFCU Center Stage
Peoria Riverfront
peoriariverfront.com
Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe
305 SW Water
rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

Martini's on Water
212 SW Water
martinisonwater.com

Rhodell Brewery
619A SW Water
rhodells.com

The Waterhouse
619 SW Water
waterhousepeoria.com
Recreation & Events
Spirit of Peoria Paddlewheeler
100 Water
spiritofpeoria.com

Riverplex Recreation & Wellness Center
600 NE Water
riverplex.org

Dozer Park
730 SW Jefferson
milb.com

Local and national parks, a zoo, and a variety of theatre venues are within close proximity to downtown.
Dining
Jim's Steak House
110 SW Jefferson
jimssteakhouse.net

Table 19
501 Main
table19restaurant.com

Two 25
225 NE Adams
two25peoria.com

Rizzi's on State
112 State
rizzisrestaurant.com
Kellehers Irish Pub
619 SW Water
kellehersirishpub.com

New Amsterdam Bar & Restaurant
120B SW Water
newamsterdampeoria.com

Richard's on Main
311 Main
richardsonmain.com

Joe's Crab Shack
110 SW Water
joescrabshack.com

The WaterHouse
619 SW Water
waterhousepeoria.com

The Creek on State
100 State
thecreekonstate.com

Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe
305 SW Water
rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

Cafe 401
401 SW Water
cafe401peoria.com
Hooters
418 SW Water
hooters.com

Sugar Wood-Fired Bistro
826 SW Adams
sugarpeoria.com

Hoops Pub & Pizza
516 Main
hoopspubandpizza.com
Corporate/Financial
Caterpillar World Headquarters
100 NE Adams
caterpillar.com

CEFCU
207 Main
cefcu.com

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
401 Main Suite 1000
morganstanleybranch.com

Alliance Benefit Group
456 Fulton
abgil.com/

Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company
300 SW Adams
illinoismutual.com/

South Side Trust & Savings
101 SW Adams
southsidebank.com

PNC Bank
301 SW Adams
PNC.com

Busey Bank
405 N. William Kumpf
107 SW Jefferson, Suite 100B
busey.com
Associated Bank
240 SW Jefferson
associatedbank.com

Heartland Bank
212 SW Adams
hbtbank.com/locations/

Chase Bank
124 SW Adams
chase.com

First Mid Illinois Bank & Trust
230 SW Adams, Suite 100
firstmid.com

Commerce Bank
416 Main
commercebank.com
Education
Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley
bradley.edu

U of I College of Medicine
1 Illini Drive
peoria.medicine.uic.edu

Robert Morris University
211 Fulton
robertmorris.edu

St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
511 NE Greenleaf
sfmccon.edu
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
1306 N. Berkeley
jumpsimulation.org

Methodist College
415 St. Mark's Court
methodistcol.edu/
methodistcollege


Illinois Central College
icc.edu/

Midstate College
midstate.edu/

U of I at Springfield
uis.edu/

Eureka College
eureka.edu/

Hotels
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
501 Main
peoriamarriott.com

Courtyard by Marriott

Four Points by Sheraton
500 Hamilton
fourpointspeoriadowntown.com

Mark Twain Hotel
225 NE Adams
marktwainhotel.com

Staybridge Suites
300 W. Romeo B Garrett
staybridgesuitespeoria.com
Major Medical
OSF St. Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak
osfsaintfrancis.org

Children's Hospital of Illinois
530 NE Glen Oak
childrenshospitalofillinois.org

UnityPoint Health-Methodist
221 NE Glen Oak
unitypoint.org

AMT Advanced Medical Transport
advancedmedicaltransport.org

City & Government Services
City Hall
419 Fulton
peoriagov.org

Fire
505 NE Monroe
peoriagov.org/fire-department

Police
600 SW Adams
peoriagov.org/peoria-police-department
County Courthouse
324 Main
peoriacounty.org/courts

Federal Courthouse
309 U.S. Courthouse,
100 NE Monroe
ilcd.uscourts.gov

Transportation
CityLink
407 SW Adams
ridecitylink.org/

Local, Regional & National Bus Service

Limos & Taxi Services

Regional & International Airports

Commercial Railway

Barge Terminals
Resources

PDFs
Gateway Design Competition Winning Entry
Residential Downtown Market Update
Warehouse District Implementation Plan

Videos
State & Federal Historic Tax Credits for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
Historic Tax Credit Workshop: HTC 101
Peoria Downtown Development Corporation
Contemporary Arts Center of Peoria Part 1
Contemporary Arts Center of Peoria Part 2

Web Links
Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Economic Development Council
City of Peoria
Peoria County
Peoria Riverfront
Greater Peoria Economic Scorecard
Peoria Chamber