Planning and Community Development Division

Welcome to the Planning and Community Development Division at the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. We're dedicated to enhancing our community's future, and we're pleased to have you as part of our journey. Our mission is to plan and develop a more sustainable and prosperous Champaign County for all. We work closely with residents, businesses, and organizations to make this happen.

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What we do

Our Planning and Community Development Division is a diverse team of professionals dedicated to making a positive impact on Champaign County's future. We work on a wide range of initiatives, including policy analysis, comprehensive planning, demographic studies, economic development, grant writing and funding research, environmental assessments, public outreach facilitation, geospatial information management, and technical analysis.

Many of our services are delivered through contractual agreements or are funded and governed by intergovernmental agreements. Some functions are directly funded by our RPC membership. Additionally, we extend our expertise beyond Champaign County through contract-based programs. In such cases, we add a 10 percent overhead charge to ensure that Champaign County programs remain financially self-sustaining, preventing the cross-subsidization of services provided outside the county with county resources. With a focus on excellence, we are committed to shaping a better and more sustainable future for our community.


Ready to dive into the wealth of information about our ongoing projects and essential documents in the 'Projects and Documents' section? This valuable resource offers insights into our initiatives, reports, studies, and planning materials. For more details or specific inquiries, don't hesitate to reach out to our team for personalized assistance.

Alternatively, you can start exploring the 'Projects and Documents' page by simply clicking the button below:


Curious to learn more about our Planning and Development Division? Have questions about our programs or initiatives? You'll find answers to these and more on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. This page is your go-to resource for insights into our department's work. To explore our FAQs, simply click here or visit the 'FAQs' section in the sidebar.

Contact PCD

Have a question or need to get in touch with us? We're here to assist you. For the quickest and most efficient way to reach out, we recommend using our Citizen Request Center. It's designed to streamline the process of addressing your inquiries. Simply click the Citizen Request Center link and when filling out the form, be sure to select 'Planning and Community Development' from the 'Department' drop-down menu. Our team will review your request and provide timely assistance to address it.


Lincoln Avenue Corridor Study

In April of 2024, RPC hosted an open house for the Lincoln Avenue Corridor Study, seeking public input on proposals for Lincoln Avenue between Green Street and Florida Avenue. Along with other public engagement efforts, including online resources to learn about and provide feedback on the proposals, this outreach resulted in nearly 300 responses. This public input will guide the corridor study team as they finalize recommendations for transportation improvements in this area!

Discover Lincoln Avenue Corridor Study