Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

2016 STAR Awards Celebration Video on CGTV and Social Media

On April 21, staff from the City Manager’s Office recorded the 7th annual STAR Awards. The celebration recognizes outstanding civic activities of people, groups, and organizations within the community. Watch the entire celebration on CGTV (Comcast or iTV3 channel 5, AT&T U-verse channel 99), on the City’s website, or on YouTube.

Bristol Place Update

There have been 54 properties acquired in Bristol Place; 23 residents have been relocated, and 15 properties have been demolished with 10 properties under contract.  The Bristol Neighborhood has been very busy with demolitions this week.  Miller Enterprises started demolishing two properties and C.E.R.E, a new contractor, also began demolition on two properties in Bristol Place.   

Town Center Apartments Fire

On Monday, May 30,  there was a fire at one of the Town Center Apartment buildings.  The fire heavily damaged the entire building rendering it unfit for human habitation.  The Fire Department contacted the Code Compliance Division on Tuesday, May 31 to request that the building be “Condemned for Occupancy.”  Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear assessed the building from […]

Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

Media Contact: Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin | 217-403-7070 | John.Ruffin@champaignil.gov The City of Champaign is proud to again offer an exciting opportunity for residents to learn about the inner-workings of local government. The Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operations of the City of Champaign and promote civic engagement.  The […]

Neighborhood Services & Champaign Park District Block Party

Neighborhood Service Coordination Staff collaborated with the Champaign Park District to host the Country Brook Block Party on Thursday, May 26. The event was the first of a series of neighborhood block parties in underserved areas of the City. Party planning efforts were undertaken in partnership with the park district. Approximately, 200 Country Brook neighbors […]

Bid Packets Released for 404 West Eureka Street

On May 22, Bid packets were released for the demolition of 404 W. Eureka Street. Susan Jones, Property Maintenance Inspector, is the Project Coordinator for the demolition. To date, 25 requests for packets have been submitted through the City website and two contractors have picked up packets in person. The property located at 404 W. […]

CommUnity Matters Spring Fling

The Neighborhood Services Department, along with CommUnity Matters partners Champaign Park District, Unit 4 School District, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, and Lifeline Inc., hosted the 2016 Wellness Spring Fling at the Douglass Center on May 16.  Twenty-two vendors participated in this year’s vendor fair, including Community Elements, the Land Trust Farmers Market, Champaign […]

Keep Champaign Beautiful

Code Compliance Manager David Oliver represented the City of Champaign at the annual Keep Illinois Beautiful (KIB) meeting on Thursday, May 12 in Springfield.  The meeting was hosted at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (ILEPA) headquarters.  A new slate of officers for Keep Illinois Beautiful was elected, and each city in attendance shared local activities […]

212 W. Charles – Sidewalk Obstruction Abated

On March 17, Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett received an email from City of Champaign Forestry Supervisor Andrew Lamoreux regarding a tree blocking passage on a sidewalk at 212 W. Charles.  Burnett investigated and observed the tree was prohibiting clear passage for pedestrians on the sidewalk. The Municipal Code requires trees to have an 8-foot clearance […]

Unit 4 Facilities – Dr. Howard Elementary School

Neighborhood Services staff met with Champaign Unit 4 School officials to discuss public engagement strategies related to the redevelopment of school facilities.  The initial meeting discussed the redevelopment of Dr. Howard Elementary School and the desire of school officials to host several community meetings to generate input concerning proposed construction plans.  NSD will work with Champaign […]