growth and economic development goals, elected officials and community staff are
challenged to meet infrastructure needs, implement land use controls and manage
community resources wisely and cost effectively. Bi-State staff can provide assistance
with information and resources on comprehensive planning, zoning and subdivision
regulation, land use planning, infrastructure and service planning and implementation,
annexation studies, etc.
Capital Improvement Programs help prioritize project needs and available
funding, and include multiple-year plans to accomplish projects.
American Planning Association (APA) audio confercence series on planning issues will be hosted by State Regional Commission for a fifth year.
Future Land Use consolidated for the Quad Cites Metropolitan Area.
Grant Applications are done for infrastructure,
public facilities, law enforcement programs, housing rehabilitation, economic
development projects, parks, recreation and open space efforts, riverfront
and solid waste/recycling programs.
Grant Management is done for any type
of awarded project, maintaining compliance with all applicable state and federal
guidelines and requirements.
Greenway Plans have been completed for several counties in the Bi-State
Region, as well as the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area.
Household or Resident Surveys of community needs and demographic characteristics
including survey development, distribution, compilation, tabulation and analysis
are important for decision-making and grants.
Park and Recreation Planning, either system or master plans, are done
on a community-wide or site plan basis.
Regional and Intergovernmental Programs
Joint Purchasing Council is assembled for the purchase
of equipment and supplies and annual joint auction of excess equipment. All member governments are eligible to participate.
Riverfront Council, for cooperative planning of waterfront development, is open to all Rock Island and Scott County member governments situated along the rivers.
Solid Waste Management includes coordination with county-level solid waste agencies, comprehensive planning, research for funding opportunities, and grant applications to achieve state waste reduction goals.