Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

2015 National Night Out Celebration

The City of Champaign will recognize National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. National Night Out (NNO) is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime. To celebrate the nationwide event, residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights, and […]

Taylor Thomas Closing

The final home in the Taylor Thomas Subdivision has been sold to a homebuyer. NPD and Legal staff attended the home closing on July 24th to transfer the property. HOME funds were used to assist both Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County with construction costs and the homebuyer with down payment assistance.

UIUC Higher Education Diversity Business Opportunity Fair

Neighborhood Services and the Planning and Development Department staff attended the University of Illinois Higher Education Diversity Business Opportunity Fair on July 21. The Fair was well attended by both vendors and participants. It provided a great opportunity for small businesses and women and minority-owned businesses to network and learn about the procurement and application […]

2015 Annual Neighborhood Cleanups

On July 18 and 25, the Neighborhood Services Department partnered with the Public Works Department to implement the 2015 Annual Neighborhood Cleanups. The Neighborhood Cleanups are held in order to provide residents in low-income neighborhoods throughout the city the opportunity to dispose of unwanted bulk household furniture and non-putrescible waste items free of charge. This […]

Storm Damage to Bristol Resource Center

It was a very busy week for the Neighborhood Services Staff as the storm on Sunday night caused major damage to the Bristol Park area and Resource Center located at 119 E. Roper. During the storm, a huge tree fell on the roof of the Bristol Resource Center, causing severe damage to the structure. The […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Coming to Champaign in 2016

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination division attended the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) held in Bowling Green Kentucky June 10-12. The RNNC is a network of 22 cities in 5 mid-west states (IL, OH, KY, TN, IN). Annually the group holds its conference in one of the network cities, where 300- 400 neighborhood organizers, leaders, […]

UIUC Tenant Services & Landlord Resources Conference

Code Compliance Manager David Oliver co-presented with Property Maintenance Inspector Stephen Chrisman from Urbana at the University of Illinois Tenant Union Tenant Services and Landlord Resources Conference on Friday, May 29, 2015. There were two goals for the conference: For attendees to share their collective expertise in the field, and to build bridges with both […]

Human Kinetics Park NSD/Park District Neighborhood Block Festival

The Neighborhood Services Department and Champaign Park District held the first of six block festival events scheduled at neighborhood locations throughout the city.  The Human Kinetics event was organized in partnership with the Beardsley Park Neighborhood Association to engage residents of the Beardsley, Garwood, and ShadowWood neighborhoods.  The event was well attended and included food, […]

Garden Hills Retreat Session #2

Neighborhood Services Department Staff organized a follow-up retreat for the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association.  The meeting was attended by invited guests from different demographic groups within the neighborhood and staff representatives from Neighborhood Services, Public Works, and Champaign Police Departments.  Police and Public Works provided an update on key initiatives being implemented in the […]

Cleanup of Abandoned Property – 909 W Beardsley

A contract for demolition of the abandoned home and garage located at 909 W Beardsley was signed and a Notice to Proceed issued to the contractor. The property has been in disrepair for the past several years. In April 2015, the Legal Department issued a 30-day Notice to Remediate as part of an expedited demolition […]