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5/6 - Peoria Mobile Workshop - 2022 APA-ISS Spring Conference

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Let's get ready to..... go on a mobile workshop! The APA-IL Illinois State Section (APA-ISS) is excited to kick-off the 2022 Spring Conference with the first mobile workshop -- PEORIA! On May 6th, learn about the efforts of the KDB Group to revive signature, underutilized properties in the Peoria region through creative adaptive reuse.

In the morning, tour the Scottish Rite Theater, a former cathedral that has been renovated into a state-of-the-art performing arts and events venue. Then, travel across the Illinois River to Sankoty Lakes Resort in Spring Bay, IL. The Sankoty tour begins with lunch on the patio and a presentation from Greg Birkland on the KDB Group mission and their plans for the region. After lunch, the group will hop on golf carts to experience the property, which has been reimagined from a gravel pit into a premier outdoors-focused resort that offers ‘glamping’ tents overlooking the shoreline of the lakes. Learn about how this team of ’do-ers’ built a trout stream fed by the clear blue waters of the Sankoty Aquifer, a youth program, on-site restaurant and much more.

No ISS conference kick-off is complete without a happy-hour! Catch up with your colleagues at the Wooly Bugger on-site restaurant before setting off. Want to make a weekend of it? Visit to make your reservation!

Date: Friday, May 6, 2022


  • Scottish Rite Theater Tour begins at 9:45 am

  • Sankoty Lakes Resort golf cart tour and taco bar lunch beginning at 11:30 am.

  • The tour concludes with an optional happy hour, starting at approximately 2:30 pm.


  • Scottish Rite Theater, 400 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL (confirming parking, TBA)

  • Sankoty Lakes Resort, 1583 Spring Bay Road, Spring Bay, IL

  • We will caravan over to Sankoty to make sure no planner is left behind.


  • FREE for 2022 APA-ISS Spring Conference registrants

  • $10 for guests and 2022 APA-ISS Spring Conference non-registrants

  • Note: Lunch and happy hour refreshments are on your own; the menu is being finalized.

Professional Development Credit: CM | 3.25

pre-registration is required for all mobile workshop attendees

See below for the link to register for the entire 2022 Spring Conference (which includes all 2022 APA-ISS Spring mobile workshops). If you do not purchase a 2022 Spring Conference registration but are interested in attending a mobile workshop, the APA-ISS will offer separate registration at a small cost for each mobile workshop. Stay tuned for details.


Don't Miss Out on Registering for the WHOLE 2022 Spring Conference!

The APA-IL Illinois State Section (APA-ISS) is excited to hold this year's 2022 Spring Conference -- two (2) days of virtual sessions in May and multiple, in-person mobile workshops during the summer and fall of 2022. While we will miss seeing everyone in-person during sessions this year, we are excited to be back in-person for mobile workshops in communities throughout Illinois this summer.

Session topics include: Illinois Plat Act, Champaign Historic District, Transportation Equity, Planners' Help Desk, Stormwater, Economic Development, Downtown Edwardsville, Census 2020, and Social Media Policy. The APA-ISS is busy planning a total of eight (8) sessions totaling 10 CM credits including LAW & EQUITY CM!

2022 Conference Registration Rates

  • $70 member rate

  • $80 non-member rate

  • $15 student rate

Includes admission to all virtual sessions and in-person mobile workshops.

Mobile Workshops - Summer & Fall 2022

After sitting in 10 CM credits worth of sessions in May, this summer it will be time to get all planners on the move! We are delighted to offer in-person mobile workshops throughout the summer and fall of 2022. Logistics are being worked through so please stay tuned for details.

  • Peoria, IL - Sankoty Lakes Tour - May 6, 2022

  • Champaign - Urbana, IL - Boneyard Creek & Downtown Urbana Walking Tour - June 10, 2022

  • Rockford, IL - Bike Tour - June 24, 2022

  • Quincy, IL - Quincy Bay Area Restoration and Downtown Residential Redevelopment Program, July 22, 2022

  • Alton, IL or Mascoutah Mid-America & Boeing

  • Metropolis, IL - Planning Charette (tentative)

If you register for the 2022 Spring Conference, it includes registration at all our mobile workshops. We will just ask that you RSVP to let us know you're coming. A coupon code for 100% off the mobile workshop will be given to you and separate will be shared at a later date. Please note, some mobile workshops may include bike rental, lunch, etc. that will not be covered by registration.

If you do not purchase a 2022 Spring Conference registration but are interested in attending a mobile workshop, the APA-ISS will offer separate registration at a small cost for each mobile workshop. Stay tuned for details.


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