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Establish Innovation District

Peoria, IL
Establish Innovation District

Establish a 4 to 6 block radius as the beginnings of an established "Innovation District" within the Warehouse District. This designated area would be the focus of innovation firms, gigabit fiber connectivity and mixed-used buildings focused on attracting entrepreneurs as well as high-tech firms to Peoria.

Municipal Builder Chicago, IL

The Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces, and the Brookings Institution partnered up to answer the question: "If it is an innovation district that everyone is after, what does it take to create one that really works for everyone?" Last week they released the Innovation District Audit Guide which "...provides a framework for both qualitative and quantitative evaluations of an "innovation ecosystem,” mapping the assets that a place already has, and examining its capacity to grow." Check it out here: and consider how it could work in the Warehouse District.

Jordan Czajka Peoria, IL

Attracting the tech industries will bring life to Peoria.