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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.

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  • The Sangamon County Landmarks Application is now available. 
  • Following up on its recent review of economic growth trends in the region (Planning for Growth: Reviewing Economic Growth Trends in the Springfield-Sangamon County Economic Area), the SSCRPC recently extended upon this work by conducting a “shift-share” analysis of the area, looking at the period from 2008 to 2013. Shift-share considers the employment growth that would have occurred in the region if the local economy had tracked directly with the growth that took place nationwide. This study found that the industry mix in the region was inclined toward businesses that experienced marginally faster growth, but this was coupled with the fact that a large share of local businesses underperformed their counterparts nationally, resulting in a lost opportunity of minus 5,341 jobs.  A copy of the report, Shift-Share Analysis: A Further Review of Employment Growth in the Sangamon County Economic Area, can be found here.
  • CALLING ALL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS: Regional Planning Commission is seeking to update the Neighborhood Association List. Click here to register a Neighborhood Association. 
  • NEW  COMMISSION REPORTS!!!  Click on link to see the report or publication.

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Current Project & Programs


A number of interactive mapping applications developed by the SSCRPC and Sangamon County departments are now available to the public.  The SSCRPC applications are available here, and all of the County applications are available here.  Please let us know if there are additional mapping applications that would assist you.  


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.

 The Sangamon County Regional Strategic Plan culminates years of planning effort by members of the community, expert planning consultants, and the SSCRPC.  The plan is intended to provide the vision for a vital cycle of growth in the region. 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