EAST PEORIA- Leaders are cooking up more plans for East Peoria's downtown.
Food carts could be the newest addition to the Levee District.
A preliminary plan was submitted to council.
They're looking into allowing six food carts in front of the new Civic Plaza.
That'll be when construction is done.
Right now, council is getting feedback.
A main priority is keeping current restaurant owners busy, too.
"Certainly, we have to be concerned about direct competition with bricks and mortar restaurants, they're putting an investment into our area and so one of the things we presented in a draft ordinance to council, was that we're gonna only look at Monday through Friday, lunchtime, nicer times of the year," explains Director of Planning and Development Ty Livingston.
Council is looking at a cost break for current restaurants that want a food cart.
They'd pay $500 for a license.
Establishments outside of East Peoria could pay $750.
This all has to be approved by council.