Planning and Development Director
Bruce Knight, FAICP
Areas of Focus: department leadership, development negotiations, general economic development programs, Plan Commission, City Council, Capital Improvement Plan
Assistant Planning and Development Director
Rob Kowalski, AICP
Areas of Focus: long-range planning activities, department administration, Plan Commission, Visit Champaign County Board
Areas of Focus: overall department secretarial support, Plan Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals support
Areas of Focus: zoning, building permit review, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic Preservation Commission
Senior Planner for Economic Development
T.J. Blakeman, AICP
Areas of Focus: General economic development activities including Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Districts, Downtown Midtown, and Campustown Activities, Enterprise Zone
Senior Planner for Land Development
Jeff Marino, AICP
Areas of Focus: preliminary and final subdivision plat review, zoning ordinance text amendments, special use permits
Senior Planner for Advanced Planning
Areas of Focus: comprehensive planning, sustainability planning, census, neighborhood wellness
Areas of Focus: long range planning , neighborhood plans, bicycle and pedestian planning, and special area studies
Areas of Focus: development review, long range planning and economic development.
Areas of Focus: development review, historic preservation, long range planning and economic development.
If you are uncertain of whom to contact, call the Planning and Development department at
217.403.8800 or contact us via the specific service contacts below.