Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Dangerous Tree Referrals

On October 1,Kim Burnett, Environmental Inspector received a referral from Andrew Lamoreux, Forestry Supervisor regarding dead honey locusts trees at two locations on private property which posed hazards to pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Burnett investigated both locations and issued a Notice to Abate on October 2 to both property owners to abate the hazardous conditions […]

Green Apple Day of Service

The GREEN APPLE DAY OF MULCHING at Garden Hills Elementary on Saturday, October 17 was a big success! Volunteers from the City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department, Champaign Park District, Unit 4 Schools/Garden Hills Elementary & BLDD Architects participated in the final phase of the Day of Service, in spite of brisk conditions. The volunteer […]

2015 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

The Neighborhood Coordination Division organized a delegation from Champaign-Urbana consisting of representatives from the Neighborhood Services Department, Neighborhood Services Advisory Board (NSAB), Human Relations Commission, City of Urbana, and C-U Area Project to attend the 29th Annual Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC).  The event was held in Bowling Green, Kentucky on October 1-3, and had […]

Bristol Place Redevelopment Update

Phase I:  The City has acquired 27 properties in Bristol Place with two more pending.  An additional 31 properties were approved by City Council for acquisition in September and will be scheduled to close over the next year.  Twenty-three of these units will require relocation, including staff showing the households three comparable move units.  The […]

Sinkhole on West Hill Street

In June, Public Works contacted the Code Compliance Division about a sinkhole in the 900 block of West Hill Street, caused by a private sewer line that was broken prior to connecting to the main sewer line.  Public Works requested that Code Compliance Division cite the property owner for the broken sewer line when the […]

Bristol Place Redevelopment Phase II Update

Kerri Spear, Neighborhood Programs Manager, gave a presentation to the Board of Commissioners at the Housing Authority of Champaign County on September 24, 2015. Ms. Spear provided the commissioners with an update on the Bristol Place Redevelopment. Ms. Spear also discussed the Bristol Place Phase II developer selection process. Ms. Spear explained that the city […]

Bristol Place Demolition Bids

Two of the three Bristol Place demolition bid packets (15/16-07 and 15/16-08) were opened on Friday, September 11, 2015 as scheduled. Due to significant storm damage to a property included in bid packet 15/16-06, an addendum allowed contractors until September 14, 2015 to address the storm damage and submit the appropriate bid. The Friday bid […]

Senior Minor Home Repair and CommUnity Matters Contract Extensions

NSD Staff recently processed 6-month contract extensions for the Regional Planning Commission’s Senior Minor Home Repair (SMHR) program and for the CommUnity Matters summer camp programming at the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club. The extension was allowed to allow the subrecipients to spend remaining CDBG funds. The contracts were extended to December 31, 2015 […]

Bristol Place Phase II Steering Committee

The newly formed steering committee for Bristol Place Phase II met on August 31, 2015 at the Oakwood Trace Townhomes Community Room. This will be new office/community meeting space for Bristol Place since the loss of 119 E. Roper due to storm damage. The steering committee is a subcommittee of the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board […]

Garden Hills Community Day

The United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association, supported by the City of Champaign, will host a neighborhood connection event on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Garden Hills Elementary School, located at 2001 Garden Hills Drive in Champaign. Volunteers from Garden Hills have been working with the City to increase participation […]