Category: Planning & Development Department News

Unit 4 Facility Planning Process

Unit 4 School District has entered into a Future Facilities Planning Process to address the future facilities of the school district, including Central High School, the three middle schools, and Dr. Howard and Southside elementary schools. The process will be guided by a 30 member steering committee co-chaired by Planning Director Bruce Knight and Board […]

City Staff Participates in Unit 4 “Futures Conference”

On Thursday, November 1st the Champaign Unit 4 School District hosted an afternoon conference to discuss the future of school facilities and programming in the district. Several City staff members from various departments participated in the event which attracted over 150 participants. The conference included several presentations from the district’s consultant, DeJong Richter, on designing […]

Champaign Bicycle Implementation Plan Public Meeting

The Champaign Bicycle Implementation Plan is built on the foundation of prior plans such as the 2008 Transportation Master Plan, the 2011 Trails Plan and the 2011 Comprehensive Plan. It creates a fully interconnected, seamless and safe bicycle facility network that connects areas in the City and in the larger Champaign-Urbana community. Since 2008 the […]

Over 300 City Planners converge on Champaign!

The American Planning Association is the primary professional organization for city planners across the country. The Illinois Chapter of the APA is one of the largest chapters in the country with over 1,500 members. Each year the APA-IL conducts an annual conference with three days of educational conference sessions, mobile workshops, social events and training […]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a one-day household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event in Champaign-Urbana on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The HHW event will be held at The News-Gazette Distribution Center on Apollo Drive in Champaign. Traffic will enter the event at the intersection of North Market […]

First Illinois Green Business Summit is a Success

The Illinois Green Business Association hosted the first ever Illinois Green Business Summit on Friday, September 7, 2012. The conference was held at the Hilton Garden Inn and attracted over 200 participants. City staff hosted a table in the exhibition area that showcased how Champaign is ‘going green.’ Neighborhood Code Compliance Environmental Inspector Leslie Mitchell […]

NSD Staff Member Attains LEED Green Associate Designation

Neighborhood Code Compliance Environmental Inspector Leslie Mitchell recently attained the designation LEED Green Associate credential. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for […]

Light the Night 2012

On Thursday, September 13, the Campus Area Transportation Committee will host the 5th Annual “Light the Night” event. At “Light the Night” volunteers will give away over 800 bike light sets to bicyclists for free. The aim of the bike light giveaway is to educate bicyclists on the need to use bike lights when riding […]

New Food Truck comes to Town

The third permit was issued under the City’s Mobile Food Truck Pilot Program last week. Daniel Krause and Jeremy Mandell are the owners and operators of “Cracked”, a food truck specializing in a variety of egg sandwiches. Krause and Mandell are recent graduates of the University of Illinois and began building their truck in Winnetka, […]

Update on Windsor Road/Interstate 57 Bridge Approach Project

On May 25, 2012 Letters of Interests (LOI’s) were mailed by the City of Champaign for the Windsor Road/Interstate 57 Bridge Approach Project. There were four companies selected for interviews: Foth, Clark Dietz, Engineering Resources Associates, and Sodemann and Associates. The interview panel included Roland White (Engineering), David Clark (Engineering) and Mishauno Woggon (Planning). Sodemann […]