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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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Free Brownfields Workshop - August 31, 2016 in Springfield, Illinois 


The City of Springfield, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University will co-host this FREE brownfields resources workshop to help communities learn about brownfield properties and how to fund successful redevelopments through different available resources.

Does your community have an abandoned building, old gas station or other potentially contaminated building that is impeding your future growth? Are there areas in your communities that could serve as the next location for a thriving commercial or industrial park or unique mixed-use development? Do you look at these sites and wonder where funding could come from to make this a vital contribution to your community? 

What are Brownfields? 
Brownfields are “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” Reuse and redevelopment of abandoned, idled, or underutilized properties is both a challenge and an opportunity. 

Benefits of Redeveloping Brownfields?
Vibrant community spaces including housing, parks, trails, and job-creating businesses can be developed on previously used sites like Brownfields. These redevelopments decrease blight, create jobs, generate additional tax revenues, and spurs economic development in the surrounding areas

Registration: There is no cost to attend and complementary lunch will be provided, but registration is required by August 30. 


(If you need assistance with your registration, please contact Sheree Walsh,, 785-532-6519)

Current Projects & 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.  


CALLING ALL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS: Regional Planning Commission wants to keep its Neighborhood Association List up to date.  Click here to find out more about registering your Neighborhood Association or update your Association's information. 


"The preservation of historic buildings is important in maintaining both a city's heritage and its older neighborhoods. With this fact in mind, the SSCRPC has begun to look at the conditions within some older neighborhoods -- particularly what the SSCRPC lerms "Legacy" ones -- to get a better understanding of the factors that mitigate for and against preservation. The SSCRPC believes that identifying the factors that might increase the risk of historic structure loss can go a long way toward developing strategies to mitigate such factors before problems arise. The SSCRPC has just released its first study on this matter, 'Neighborhood Factors that May Affect the Loss of Historic Structures', which takes a preliminary look at identifying common risk factors in some of Springfield's historic neighborhoods. It can be found by clicking HERE."


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