Showing posts with label Glen Oak Neighborhood Impact Zone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glen Oak Neighborhood Impact Zone. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New member appointed to the East Village Growth Cell Review Board

I'm getting confirmation that Lisa Fischer has been appointed to the East Village (Bluff) Growth Cell Review Board. Fischer, who also sits on the East Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services Board of Directors, was a part of the governing board that recently vigorously fought to save the special taxing district that homeowners of the East Bluff have been burdened with. She is the President of the Glen Oak Neighborhood Association and now she is the appointed one to fill the seat formerly held by Debbie Ritschel on the East Bluff Tiff Review Board.

Mrs. Fischer is employed by the East Bluff Boy’s and Girls Club, which is a part of the Glen Oak School Neighborhood Impact Zone and the City of Peoria's Business District improvement initiative.

How do you think she will be voting?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Murder in the Glen Oak School Impact Zone

The Glen Oak Neighborhood Impact Zone, a two-block area in the East Bluff – the city's top target area for crime reduction, neighborhood revitalization and home improvement assistance, surrounding District 150’s new $25 million Glen Oak School.

Last night’s East Bluff murder at Peoria Food Stop Inc., took place immediately across the street from the new Glen Oak School (one block from the Boy's and Girl's Club).


The Glen Oak Neighborhood Impact Zone was identified by the City Council in May 2009 to be targeted for revitalization. The city designated millions of dollars in public investment, with more than $3 million in sidewalk and road projects already completed.

The City has already noted that there has been very few applications for down payment assistance to purchase a home near Glen Oak School. This murder in the Impact Zone certainly won’t help the situation. Unfortunate.

Related read: A Matter of Time