Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Homeless Visioning Workshop

On Friday, October 19, approximately 30 local shelter agencies and government officials participated in the Homeless Visioning Workshop sponsored by the Champaign County Continuum of Care (CoC). Planning Director Bruce Knight facilitated the discussion and Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear organized the event with the CoC Executive Committee. Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson participated in…
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2012 Neighborhood Cleanup

The Neighborhood Services Department recently completed the Annual Neighborhood Cleanup. The event was held on the weekends of September 15th and September 22nd. Residents in low to moderate income neighborhoods were provided with vouchers that they could use to dispose of unwanted household items free of charge at the local Allied Waste transfer station. A…
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Bristol Park Neighborhood Plan Update

On September 19, 2012, members of the Bristol Park Neighborhood Steering Committee Kevin Jackson, Stacey Tutt, Rev. Dr. Eugene Barnes, and moderator Dr. Andrew Greenlee, participated in a panel discussion entitled: “Starting Over: Rebuilding Champaign’s Bristol Place Neighborhood from the Ground Up.” This was the opening workshop for the 2012 Illinois Planning Conference held at…
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Healthy Neighborhoods Tour

On September 18, 2012, the Neighborhood Services Department conducted a Healthy Neighborhoods Walking Tour highlighting over $16.5 million dollars of investment in affordable housing since 2000 in the Douglass Park Neighborhood. The tour focused on developments such as: Parkside to Oakwood Trace, Mansard Square to Taylor Thomas Subdivision, Burch Village Redevelopment to Douglass Square, Lot…
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NSD Staff Member Attains LEED Green Associate Designation

Neighborhood Code Compliance Environmental Inspector Leslie Mitchell recently attained the designation LEED Green Associate credential. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for…
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Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant Update

Mark Watson, of Dreamworks Construction, will be conducting an “Open House” during the week of September 18th in conjunction with the Neighborhood Services planned Healthy Neighborhood Tour planned before the Council meeting on September 18th. Our Second Agreement with IHDA providing an additional grant amount of $220,300 has been signed and returned to IHDA for…
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