Firefighters, staff from the Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments, and employees of WCIA/WCIX Television and Home Depot were out Friday, June 17, installing smoke alarms in northwest Champaign. Thirteen volunteers from WCIA/WCIX Television came out on their Founder’s Day to be part of the effort. Six volunteers from Home Depot also took part in […]
Category: Neighborhood Services Department News
Mable Thomas Park has been the scene of numerous complaints from neighborhood residents living in homes adjacent to the park, and reports from county and local police concerning large groups of unsupervised youth fighting, vandalizing and destroying park equipment. After discussions with Champaign County officials regarding ongoing park sustainability, it was determined that the park […]
Neighborhood Services Department staff met with Natalie Prochaska, a new PhD student at the University of Illinois Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Ms. Prochaska is very interested in neighborhood community development and is eager to work with the department to get a better understanding of the work we do as well as the larger structural […]
Neighborhood Services Department staff met with partners for the monthly meeting of the Community Reinvestment Group (CRG). Members were pleased with the credit seminar attendance in April and would like to hold another credit seminar in October. The plan is to again host the meeting at the offices of Habitat for Humanity and to work […]
Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett investigated a complaint on May 24 regarding overgrown bushes blocking a public sidewalk at the intersection of Southwood and Stratford Drive. Burnett verified the bushes not only were blocking pedestrian access to the sidewalk but were also creating a site triangle visibility issue at the intersection. A notice was issued to […]
Neighborhood Services Coordination staff hosted the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) Steering Committee for the second organizational planning meeting on June 9 and 10. Representatives from 14 of the RNNC member cities attended the meeting to discuss local plans for hosting the 2016 RNNC in Champaign-Urbana. The group received an update from representatives of the local planning […]
Neighborhood Services Coordination staff attended the monthly United Garden Hills Executive Steering Committee meeting on June 6. The Steering Committee heard presentations from the Lift Them Up Program, a pilot youth engagement initiative that will be implemented in the Garden Hills Neighborhood in partnership with Rev. Barnes of the Metanoia Center and the Champaign County Township. Lt. […]
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) previously announced to the Urbana HOME Consortium that the FY 2016/17 entitlement grant for the HOME program would be $637,772. However, HUD recently announced that the HOME grant amount was incorrect and the new Urbana HOME Consortium grant increased to $641,206. This means a slight increase to […]
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.
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.