Neighborhoods are the fundamental social units of a community. They are more than a simple collection of homes. A neighborhood’s physical characteristics, aesthetics, level of security and sense of community all have a major influence on its residents’ quality of life.

Neighborhoods cannot be addressed without housing and vice-versa. A diversity of housing types that are affordable, accessible and safe are key to meeting the needs of all current and future residents of McLean County. Preservation of historic neighborhoods often goes hand in hand with preservation of affordable housing, and is also important to the preservation of our community’s history.

The McLean County Regional Planning Commission is facilitating a Regional Housing Advisory Committee, a first of its kind effort to address housing issues regionally and comprehensively for people of all ages, incomes, and abilities.

 

Key Planning Factors
  • Neighborhood design
  • Affordable Housing
  • Livability
  • Infrastructure costs
  • Transit and Mobility
  • Supportive services (age in place, independent living)

Key Housing & Neighborhood Documents

BN Home - Regional Housing Study
BN Home - Regional Housing Study

BN Home - Regional Housing Study

October 2017
The Bloomington Normal Regional Housing Study provides guidance on housing policy to municipal officials, social service providers, housing authorities, home owners, realtors, developers, management companies, and other stakeholders.
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Housing Chapter from Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan
Housing Chapter from Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan

Housing Chapter from Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan

November 2017
In recent years, the Town of Normal has made a pronounced shift toward new land use philosophies and the incorporation of smart growth principles. To build on this progress and provide adequate housing options to all current and future residents, the Town will need to better align its housing policies with those principles and continuously adapt to demographic and market changes.
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Neighborhoods Chapter from Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan
Neighborhoods Chapter from Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan

Neighborhoods Chapter from Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan

November 2017
Neighborhoods are the fundamental social units of a community. They are more than simple collections of homes. They are where people live, raise their families, and spend most of their free time. A neighborhood’s physical characteristics, aesthetics, level of security, and sense of community all have a major influence on its residents’ quality of life.
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Neighborhoods Chapter from City of Bloomington Comprehensive Plan
Neighborhoods Chapter from City of Bloomington Comprehensive Plan

Neighborhoods Chapter from City of Bloomington Comprehensive Plan

August 2015
Bloomington’s neighborhoods will continue to be the friendly, vibrant and diverse foundation of our community, composed of historic houses, modern residences of all kinds, local businesses and community resources, serving all residents.
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Dimmitt's Grove Neighborhood Plan
Dimmitt's Grove Neighborhood Plan

Dimmitt's Grove Neighborhood Plan

Neighborhoods are the basic geographic units of a community. Neighborhoods are where people live, raise their families, and spend most of their free time. A neighborhood’s physical characteristics, aesthetics, level of security, and sense of community all have a major inϐluence on its residents’ quality of life.
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