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Regional Planning Commission

Welcome to the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission (SSCRPC)! As the joint planning body for the City of Springfield and Sangamon County, the Planning Commission is involved in many activities of interest to municipal officials in the planning region, state and federal agencies with which we interact, and the general public. This website is intended to provide a portal to the Commission, its projects and its products to anyone interested in the Planning Commission's work.

For information on how to submit a Freedom of Information Act request click here.



NEW!!!  Planning Commission Releases Study of Economic Growth Trends in the Region

In a follow-up to its recent study of the metro area's ability to bounce back after economic downturns such as the Great Recession, the Commission has now completed an extensive review of the local economy, assessing population, personal wealth, job and business growth in the region over recent decades. This study includes the first use of Leading, Slipping, Gaining, Lagging (LSGL) analysis to compare the region to the state and other Illinois counties. It may be found here.

The 2015 Curb Your Car Commute Challenge will be held from May 11th - 16th.  To register your team or for more details check out our Active Transportation Page.

The SSCRPC recently produced an update to The Neighborhood Survey in partnership with the UIS Office of Survey Research. The report details residents’ perceptions of their current and ideal neighborhoods, and should guide future research regarding areas where improvements are needed.

The latest issue of TrendLines is now available. The topic: Transportation Infrastructure - Thinking About Ways to Reduce Costs and Improve System Performance

The Annual Program Year Activity Report for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 "Enhancing Communities and Enriching Their Futures" is now available.

Regional Planning Commission Seeks to Update Neighborhood Association List Click here to register a neighborhood association.

The Sangamon County Regional Strategic Plan culminates years of planning effort by members of the community, expert planning consultants, and the SSCRPC. It provides a vision for a vital cycle of growth in the region.  Click here to review the final plan.

Project Highlights

The Land Subdivision Committee of the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission reviews subdivision related items for the City of Springfield and Unincorporated Sangamon County. This application will allow the public to track the progress of a development through the subdivision process.

The County Zoning Interactive Web Application is now available. Click here to view the application.

The Citizens’ Efficiency Commission (CEC) for Sangamon County is an independent, advisory body established by referendum in 2010, with the purpose of improving “local government effectiveness by identifying opportunities for improved cooperation, coordination and reduction of duplication of services among local governments in Sangamon County." Click here for more information.


  • Office
    200 S. Ninth St., Room 212
    Springfield, IL 62701
  • Phone
    p: (217) 535-3110
    f: (217) 535-3111
  • Hours
    8:00AM - 4:30PM CST
    Monday - Friday