Category: Planning & Development Department News

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…
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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…
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Water Focus Group Discussion Held for Champaign Growing Greener

The Planning Department staff is working with local experts to gather information and develop strategies for the Champaign Growing Greener – Environmental Sustainability Plan. There are seven focus areas of the Plan, including water, energy, solid waste, the built environment, transportation, the green economy and food and agriculture. Focus groups will be held for each…
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Two Redevelopment Proposals Received for North Street and Hickory Street Parcels

The City recently issued a Request for Proposals to develop five City-owned parcels at the southeast corner of North and Hickory Streets, just north of downtown. The parcels were initially acquired for a future phase of the Boneyard Creek project. It has since been determined that the Boneyard Creek project can be accommodated on other…
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City Staff Works with Beverly Movie Theater Design Team

The Building Safety Division, Planning Department, and Engineering Staff met with the design team for the Beverly Movie Theater on April 17th to discuss the preliminary design considerations for the redevelopment of the Beverly Movie Theater. On June 4th the architect, Archtech Design Group out of Memphis, Tennesee, submitted the building permit for the redeveloped…
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Complete Streets: The Devil is in the Details!

As the saying goes it is the details that sometimes matter most. In June the Planning and Engineering departments created a small staff team to clarify the City’s Complete Streets policy. In 2008 the City adopted a Complete Streets Policy which specifies streets should accommodate all users: pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and automobiles. Recent presentations at…
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