- 50-50 Sidewalk Replacement Program
Homeowners can have sidewalk along the street in front of their home replaced by the City's contractor for half of the cost. Applicants can apply in the Spring for Summer replacement. The program continues through the summer until the budgeted money runs out.
This is a partnership between the city and the people who live and work in Bloomington to keep the city free of litter…one street at a time. Groups adopt a street and agree to remove litter at least four (4) times per season for a minimum of 2 years. Participants are provided with safety vests and trash bags. The Waste Management Division of Public Works will pick up filled trash bags at an approved location after each clean-up.
Interested groups should complete this application.
Additional rules and information can be found here.
To view an IDOT Adopt-a-Highway safety video click here.
Brick Street Strategic Plan
The Bloomington Historic Preservation Committee held public hearings on the City of Bloomington Brick Street Strategic Plan during their regular meetings at 5:00 PM on August 20, 2009 and September 17, 2009 in the City Hall Council Chambers. The Brick Street Strategic Plan will be presented to the City Council at an upcoming meeting sometime in December 2009.
The Brick Streets Strategic Plan has been created for the purpose of having a plan to preserve the integrity of Bloomington’s brick streets. There are 3.5 miles of brick streets out of 320 miles of streets in the city, which is 1.1% of all streets. Brick streets are a diminishing asset to the community and provide a sense of nostalgia in a residential neighborhood. The longevity of Bloomington’s remaining brick streets attest to their durability and economic value. Though costly to install and patch properly, these streets last for generations and add significant beauty and history to the area. The Brick Streets Strategic Plan was provided to create a policy and procedure on preserving Bloomington’s brick streets by placing them into the categories of restoring, repairing or reconstructing.
An updated copy of this plan can be found by clicking here. Citizens may provide comments on the plan in writing using this form.
The Public Works Department Engineering Division may be contacted by letter at 109 East Olive Street, Bloomington, IL 61701, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 309-434-2225. The City Hall is equipped with a text telephone (TTY) that may also be reached by dialing 309-829-5115.
Applications may be submitted by fax to 434-2201. Please fax, mail, or bring in person a completed application. Applications will not be taken by phone.
Click here for more information about building a house in Bloomington, Illinois.
Manual of Practice
A Manual of Practice for the Design of Public Improvements in the City of Bloomington, Illinois
A major share of what eventually become publicly owned improvements are designed and constructed by private interest. This manual has been prepared for the purpose of insuring that the design of such improvements will result in construction meeting the requirements of the City. The intent of this manual is to explain the processing requirements and procedures as required by the Municipal Code for the various documents required prior to, during, and after construction in order to accomplish these purposes.
The manual is also intended to provide a uniform design criteria for facilities designed for or directly by the City.
Manual of Practice
(last updated August, 2005 - 3.72MB)