Category: Planning & Development Department News

Public Open House Meeting Announcement: Green Street Phase III Project Introduction and Preliminary Design Input

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the City of Champaign will host an introductory Public Open House at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green Street. This open house will introduce the Green Street Phase III project to attendees and seek public input on preliminary design concepts for the Green…
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Bike to Work Day Set for 2014

C-U Bike to Work Day, one of several local events celebrating National Bike Month, has been set for May 15th, 2014. The City of Champaign was well represented at last year’s Bike to Work Day: 21 employees checked in at the downtown station, while 19 checked in at the Public Works station. The downtown station…
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Burnham County Market Development Agreement Concluded

In 2006, the City Council approved a development agreement with Neimann Foods for development of the grocery store space associated with the Burnham Redevelopment project.  The agreement provided for the reimbursement of local sales and food and beverage taxes for a period of 5 years beginning from the date of operation or up to $715,000,…
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South Side Elementary Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan Underway

The South Side Elementary SRTS Plan Steering Committee met on Tuesday, January 14th to discuss existing conditions around the school and analysis conducted to date. The committee includes representatives from the Police, Public Works, and Planning & Development Departments, as well as Champaign Unit 4 Schools and the Champaign County Regional Plan Commission. The committee…
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Taylor Street Balconies Completed

On November 5, 2013, Council gave the final approval for a license agreement to Lois Wacholtz, owner of Christopher’s Fine Jewelry Design, to update the building façade, create a new store entrance, and construct new balconies extending over the Right-of-Way on Taylor Street just east of Neil Street.  The balconies were recently completed along with…
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Hen Ordinance Update

On December 3, 2013 City Council adopted an ordinance that allows residents to raise up to six hens under specific conditions. Since that time, Staff has been answering inquiries from residents, speaking with the media and entering information into the City’s licensing software. The ordinance requires a coop license to be issued prior to a…
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Township and Fire District Reimbursement

In accordance with State law, after annexation of property, the City of Champaign is required to reimburse the Townships and Fire Districts for the loss of revenue they experience. The City reimburses the townships for ten years after an annexation, and the fire districts are reimbursed for five years, with the amount decreasing by twenty…
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Bristol Place LEED-ND Master Plan Neighborhood Workshop

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: B.T. Washington School / 606 E. Grove St., Champaign What is your vision for a new Bristol Place Neighborhood? The City of Champaign is hosting a public workshop this Thursday evening concerning the creation of a master plan for the Bristol Place neighborhood. This engaging workshop…
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Every Bike Counts!

The University of Illinois is partnering with Champaign County Bikes to host the first-ever campus-wide bicycle census during Sustainability Week 2013. Volunteers will be dispatched across campus to help count parked bicycles during a one-hour period at 10am on October 23. The findings of the count will help inform future decisions around bicycle infrastructure, parking,…
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