Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association Announces New Initiatives at Monthly Meeting

The United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting on Monday March 20. Approximately 35 residents attended the meeting to hear about exciting new initiatives and partnerships which will work in collaboration with the neighborhood group to improve conditions within the neighborhood. Carle Foundation announced a 15 year initiative to impact health outcomes utilizing […]

STAR Awards to Honor Dedicated Community Groups and Difference Makers

The eighth annual STAR Awards will be held on April 27 at 7:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 S. Neil St., Champaign). This event is free and open to the public. This event was created to promote and recognize exemplary civic engagement efforts and initiatives across the city.  It is hosted by the City’s Neighborhood […]

Bristol Park Neighborhood Steering Committee Hosts Info Meeting with Developer, Residents

On Thursday, March 23, the Bristol Park Neighborhood Steering Committee hosted the public to learn more about the preliminary site plans for the Bristol Place redevelopment from developer AHDVS, LLC, and to consider a special request regarding honoring John Lee Johnson. In addition to Neighborhood Services Advisory Board (NSAB) and Steering Committee Chair Karen Foster, the meeting […]

Administrative Search Warrant – 1401 N. Champaign

Administrative Search Warrant – 1401 N. Champaign On March 9,  at 9:30 am, an administrative search warrant was executed to evaluate the interior condition of the single family residential structure located at 1401 N. Champaign. The inspection was conducted by Rehabilitation Technician Joe Lewis and Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete. The purpose was to evaluate […]

Bristol Place Master Developer Submits Pre-application for Redevelopment

On behalf of the Bristol Place redevelopment partners, AHDVS, LLC, submitted to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) a pre-application for the 9% low income housing tax credits (LIHTC). LIHTC provides the majority of funding for affordable housing rental developments across the nation and the 9% tax credits are highly competitive. IHDA will review the […]

Legal Department Assists In Gaining Compliance

Legal Department Assists In Gaining Compliance On February 25, 2016, a complaint was received concerning the exterior condition of the house at 301 S Elm. Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett conducted an inspection of the property and issued a Housing Violation Notice. Throughout the year, contact was maintained with the owner and reinspections were performed […]

City Hosts Annual Contractor Breakfast

On Friday, February 24, the City of Champaign, along with the City of Urbana, the Village of Rantoul, and Champaign County, hosted a Contractor’s Breakfast at El Toro Bravo. The event was attended by 32 contractors from 24 different local businesses, Mayors Deb Fienen of Champaign and Laurel Prussing of Urbana, and City Manager Dorothy […]

Staff Attends CAI-IL HOA/Condo Conference

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) staff attended the Community Association Institute – Illinois Chapter 2017 HOSA/Condo Conference. The conference provided an opportunity to learn about best practices related to HOA/Condo association management, Continuing Education credits for property management professionals, and resource information and training for volunteer board members. The conference also included a vendor fair with […]

Inspectors Halt Illegal Parking in Front Yard

On January 23, Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones issued a violation notice to multiple properties along Bradley Avenue for illegally parking in the front yard. The owner at 1018 W. Bradley contacted her and said he was out of the country, but would address this when he returned. Susan explained the front yard parking restrictions […]

Graffiti Abated at 611 S. State Street

A fire occurred at an apartment building at 611 S. State in late December 2016 and the property was boarded up by the owner. On February 6, graffiti was observed on the securing board to the main entrance to the building. Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett issued a Notice to Abate to the property owner […]