Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Vacant Nuisance Residential Building (VNRB) Case Resolved

Vacant Nuisance Residential Building (VNRB) Case Resolved A vacant fire damaged house located at 804 Sherwood Terrace was demolished by the owner after the owner was required to register the house as a vacant nuisance residential building.  The demolition permit was issued on September 25, 2015 and the demolition passed final inspection on August 8, […]

Registration Now Open for the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are proud to serve as hosts for the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) and invite the public to participate in this exciting opportunity to collaborate and promote neighborhood wellness and community engagement.  The 30th Annual RNNC will take place September 29 – October 1, 2016. The RNNC provides […]

National Night Out Celebration

The City of Champaign welcomes the community to join us in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The public is invited to join in a community-wide celebration at Beardsley Park (1006 N Walnut Street, Champaign) from 4-8 p.m. This free event is sponsored by the Champaign Park District in partnership with the […]

Alexander Lumber Overgrowth Cleanup

Neighborhood Code Compliance staff responded to a complaint from Champaign Township Trustee Norman Davis regarding some overgrowth originating from Alexander Lumber that encroached onto the adjacent property, coming in contact with the single family residence. Although this property is in the Champaign Township, a Code Compliance Manager met with representatives from Alexander Lumber to work […]

Forum Held to Discuss Emergency Shelter Needs

The Council of Service Providers to the Homeless held a public forum on Thursday, July 14 to discuss the recent loss of 95 homeless shelter beds for men and the impact on the community. WCIA covered the event and provided interviews regarding homelessness in our community. Panel members consisted of representatives from United Way, Salvation […]

Bristol Place Demolition Awards

Bristol Approved Demolition Contractors submitted bids to demolish 14 homes in Bristol Place on Friday, July 15, 2016. Bids were awarded to the lowest responsible bidder for each bid packet. This week, there were a total of seven bid packets issued. Fenter Machinery was the lowest bidder for three bid packets, Miller Enterprises was the […]

City Staff Discusses Community Engagement with Visitor from Sierra Leone

City staff recently met with Christian Kamara, the National General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA in Sierra Leone. Mr. Kamara was visiting for a week to explore collaborations in global service learning with The University YMCA, which has a long-term partnership with the YMCA of Sierra Leone. Mr. Kamara expressed an interest in […]

Beardsley Park Request for Proposals (RFP) 

The City received two proposals for the Beardsley Park (Neil/Bradley Redevelopment) RFP by the June 22, 2016, deadline.  City staff representing the Neighborhood Services and the Planning and Development Departments reviewed the proposals with representatives from the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board and the Beardsley Park neighborhood group.  Next steps will be formulated based on the […]

Bristol Place Master Developer Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The City of Champaign received two submissions in response to the Bristol Place Neighborhood Redevelopment Master Developer RFQ by the June 22, 2016, deadline.  City staff representing the Neighborhood Services, Finance, Planning and Development, and Public Works Departments reviewed the submissions with the Bristol Place Steering Committee.  The next steps include reviewing written questions and […]

Garden Hills Block Event at Citizens Park

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) and the Champaign Park District hosted the second in a series of block parties that they will co-host this summer.  The Garden Hills Block Event was held on June 23, 2016, at Citizens Park – located within the Garden Hills neighborhood.  Approximately 150 residents – consisting of mostly youth – […]