Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

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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September 18 – Healthy Neighborhoods Walking Tour

The Neighborhood Programs Division is coordinating a Healthy Neighborhoods Walking Tour to highlight the near completion of the federal stimulus Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) in the Douglass Park Neighborhood. The tour will highlight how the stimulus funding complements the work of nearby partnership projects: Oakwood Trace Townhomes, Taylor Thomas Subdivision and Douglass Square (City-Housing Authority…
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National Night Out

This year’s National Night Out (NNO) Fun Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 12 pm – 5 pm at Boneyard Creek Second Street Reach (corner of 2nd Street and Springfield Avenue) in Champaign. National Night Out is a country-wide celebration that is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,…
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Second Annual August Move Out/Move In Recycle and Reuse Event

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments collaborated with local non-profit organizations and Campus Property Management, for a successful Second Annual August Move Out/Move In Recycle and Reuse Event on Monday, August 6, 2012. The goal was to collect reusable and recyclable items that would normally be discarded in or around dumpsters…
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