Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

2016 STAR Nominations

The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board is seeking nominations for the seventh annual STAR Awards which will be held on April 21, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.  Service Together Achieves Results (STAR) Awards recognizes unsung individuals and organizations who have contributed to the health and wellness of Champaign Neighborhoods during the last year.  STAR Nominations are […]

2016 STAR Awards Call for Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the seventh year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community. Nominations are made […]

City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2″ or greater. The City of Champaign Public Works Director […]

Bristol Place Update

Bristol Place Update On Tuesday, December 1, the Champaign City Council approved the acquisition of 205 Garwood, the first not-for-profit acquisition in Bristol Place. The House of Prayer, Church of the Living God formerly at 205 Garwood, has been sold to the City of Champaign. The pastor of the church is retiring and plans to […]

“Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training

“Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training Each year, the City of Champaign helps host the “Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training, with the Champaign Police Department serving as survey headquarters during the evening homeless count. On behalf of the local Continuum of Care, Courage Connection identified a team of new leaders that will coordinate the […]

704 N. State St. Update

704 N. State St. Update On August 1, 2013, a notice was issued to the owner of 704 N. State St., informing them that the property was determined to be a Vacant Nuisance Residential Building. The notice informed the owner of the requirement to register the property with a deadline of August 19, 2013. Because […]

Dangerous Tree Referrals

On October 1,Kim Burnett, Environmental Inspector received a referral from Andrew Lamoreux, Forestry Supervisor regarding dead honey locusts trees at two locations on private property which posed hazards to pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Burnett investigated both locations and issued a Notice to Abate on October 2 to both property owners to abate the hazardous conditions […]

Green Apple Day of Service

The GREEN APPLE DAY OF MULCHING at Garden Hills Elementary on Saturday, October 17 was a big success! Volunteers from the City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department, Champaign Park District, Unit 4 Schools/Garden Hills Elementary & BLDD Architects participated in the final phase of the Day of Service, in spite of brisk conditions. The volunteer […]

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 […]