Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Bristol Demolition Continues, Firm Hires Resident

Demolition activities have been busy in Bristol Place this week, as fourteen properties are currently under contract to be demolished. One demolition contractor even hired a Bristol resident to work for his company this week. This hire furthers the goals of the Bristol Redevelopment Plan, as it increases minority participation in the project, increases minority […]

Overgrowth Removed on West Bradley Avenue

Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones worked with the Public Works and Planning & Development Departments, Illinois-American Water, and American Tower to find a solution to the overgrown grass and weeds surrounding two addresses adjacent to the Boulder Ridge Subdivision. City maps indicated the property as part of the Bradley Avenue right-of-way, but there is an […]

Government 101 Class Kicks Off for Second Year

The Champaign City Government 101 Academy kicked off September 15, 2016, with a welcome from Deputy Mayor Paul Faraci and a session on the City Council and City Manager’s Office. Class participants learned about the council-manager form of government, the various roles of the Council, Mayor, and City Manager, Boards and Commissions, liquor licensing, and […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Neighborhood Services Coordination staff facilitated the final local planning committee meeting for the upcoming Regional Neighbor Network Conference (RNNC).  The 2016 RNNC will be hosted here in Champaign-Urbana on September 29-October 1.  Registration for the conference is being conducted via the conference web page www.2016rnnc.com and to date 243 people have […]

Code Compliance – Beardsley Ave

Code Compliance – 300 block W. Beardsley During a routine inspection, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete notice severe damage to the porch area of a single family residential structure. As a result, Peete issued a housing violation notice to address the structural deficiencies. After receiving the housing violation notice, the property owner contacted Peete to inform him a vehicle accidently ran into the porch and he was currently working with his insurance […]

Neighborhood Services News – Dobbins Downs Block Party

Dobbins Downs Block Party On Thursday, August 25, the Neighborhood Services Department, in collaboration with the Champaign Park District, hosted the fourth and final block party of the summer in the Dobbins Downs Neighborhood. The event included performances by the CUperStars, DJ music by Fireman Phil, face painting, action inflatables, and food. The series of […]

Neighborhood Services News – Crossroads Neighborhood

Crossroads Neighborhood The Crossroads Neighborhood Group hosted a Family Fun Festival on Saturday. Youth and families of the neighborhood came together to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. The event included food, family friendly games, inflatables, Illinois Science Museum mobile exhibit, music, face painting, and a backpack/ school […]

Neighborhood Services News – 500-800 W. Washington

500-800 W. Washington The 500-800 W. Washington Group hosted a neighborhood yard waste cleanup project on Saturday, August 27. The group utilized neighborhood small grant funding to secure a roll-off dumpster in order to allow neighbors to dispose of yard waste and debris. The event was also utilized to build neighbor to neighbor connections between […]

Northwest Parkland Ridge Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Staff, Champaign Police Department, and Councilmember Angie Brix attended the Northwest Parkland Ridge Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Thursday, August 17.  Approximately 25 residents from the neighborhood watch group and surrounding areas attended the meeting to share information and their concerns. The group met to discuss concerns related to increased crime in […]

Emergency Shelter Small Meeting, Public Forum Held

Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear convened a small meeting prior to the public forum to review zoning, building code, and fire code procedures that could assist volunteers with the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless with their larger forum discussion.  Zoning Administrator Kevin Phillips provided information regarding the zoning ordinance and outlined the various […]