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.