Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

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 […]

Certified Housing Inspections

Neighborhood Code Compliance began Private Certified Housing inspections on September 8, 2015. A total of 53 private certified housing facilities are scheduled to be inspected during the 2015/2016 cycle under contract with the University of Illinois Housing office. The initial inspections for all the facilities will be complete by October 20, 2015. Property Maintenance Inspectors […]

National Night Out

National Night Out (NNO) is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime. This annual community-building initiative promotes neighborhood camaraderie and community-police partnerships to help make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. To celebrate this event, residents of Champaign are asked to join Americans across the country […]