VISIONS is our award-winning publication that presents information on planning and development issues impacting the quality of life in the community of McLean County.

Current Issues/Annual Reports

Summer 2018
Summer 2018

Summer 2018

MCRPC Celebrates 50 years in McLean County
The McLean County Regional Planning Commission has been helping shape Bloomington-Normal and McLean County for the past 50 years, playing a role in virtually every community planning activity since its creation by the McLean County Board of Supervisors in 1968.
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Fall 2014
Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Bloomington's Visioning Process
In the last 50 years, the City of Bloomington doubled in population and grew more than 2.5 times in the corporate area. This growth brought about many changes in the demographic profile of the City. Given the rapid growth and changes coupled with the fiscal challenges posed by the recent recession, City of Bloomington leadership wanted a deeper understanding of the community’s vision for the future and the developmental priorities. McLean County Regional Planning Commission (MCRPC) was charged with that task as part of the City’s comprehensive plan.
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Spring 2014
Spring 2014

Spring 2014

A History of Constitution Trail
One of Bloomington-Normal’s most popular attractions turns 25 in May. Constitution Trail, a joint venture between the City of Bloomington and the Town of Normal, will be celebrating its silver anniversary on May 10. This popular linear park had its grand opening in May of 1989 with only 4.5 miles of trail. Since then, this park has grown nearly ten times to its current length of 37 miles and attracts thousands of local residents and visitors annually. This article will provide the highlights in the trail planning and development for the past 25 years.
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Fall 2013
Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Who's Who of the Local Governments in McLean County
According to the US Census Bureau’s Census of Governments report, Illinois has 6,968 “General Purpose” taxing entities and tops the nation in number of local governments. With nearly 160 of those units within its boundary, McLean County has more than its fair share. There are 52 “General Purpose” and 108 “Special Purpose" local governments in our county.
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2013 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

This annual report highlights progress made by the Region’s planning partners in the planning and implementation of area projects. It reports on progress made on priority initiatives of the McLean County Regional Comprehensive Plan, and provides an overview of progress made on related projects during the past year. It describes some of the activities carried out by McLean County Regional Planning Commission as part of its ongoing work program, which is guided in part by the McLean County Regional Comprehensive Plan.
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