The RRDP is developing core initiatives that will spur redevelopment.

Rockford City Market
There’s a new reason to come downtown! The Rockford City Market has something for everyone including families, young professionals, kids and seniors. Whether you plan to pick up your weekly fresh produce, buy your Saturday dessert, find a unique gift or just relax and take in the atmosphere, this NEW Friday tradition has something for you!

The market will feature local retailers, food producers, artisans, kids’ activities and live performances. Most vendors and performers will come from a 150-mile radius, ensuring locally grown produce and unique retail items.

Market Basics
The inaugural season of the Rockford City Market will take place, rain or shine, on Fridays from 3 – 7 p.m., June 11 through October 22 along Water Street between State and Jefferson Streets.


Judson Design Workshop
Judson School of Architecture in conjuction with RRDP and Live Work Learn Play, hosted a week-long design workshop in Rockford and created design work for the focus area along East State and Water Streets.

HEARRR Lecture Series Session 3
HEARRR Lecture Series focusing on Urban Revitalization.
This is the 3rd lecture of a three part series. Speakers were Mayor Larry Morrissey, Max Reim from LiveWorkLearnPlay, and Peter Provenzano from the Rock River Development Partnership. Click the links below to view highlights from the lecture.

Max Reim:
Mayor Morrissey:
Peter Provenzano:
Audience Participation:

More initiatives will emerge soon as our work progresses.

About the RRDP

The Rock River Development Partnership brings together public and private leadership to envision, coordinate and execute a strategic action plan for Rockford's core that leads to a more vibrant city center and revitalized neighborhoods. We believe that our River and our People are our greatest assets and that we must offer the community a better connection to it and to one another.

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News and Accomplishments

Oct 6     Our View: Rockford City Market a success story to build on   READ MORE

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