Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Bristol Place Redevelopment Fact Sheet

The City has been open and transparent about the Bristol Place redevelopment project since its inception in 2007.  Neighborhood leaders and community members have been involved and provided valuable input during every step of the process, including the evaluation of developer proposals. The City is providing the following summary information regarding the Bristol Place redevelopment […]

Dangerous Tree Abatement

Neighborhood Services 310 E John – Dangerous Tree Abatement A dangerous tree was cited at a vacant fraternity house located at 310 E. John Street on July 18.  Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear issued a Notice to Abate for the dangerous tree to the property owners.  The property manager for the owner stated that they […]

30th Annual Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Kicks Off Tonight

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are pleased to welcome attendees to the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) which starts today and lasts through Saturday, October 1, 2016.  More than 310 participants from five states are converging on Champaign for three days of training and information sharing about ways to promote neighborhood wellness and […]

Bristol Demolition Continues, Firm Hires Resident

Demolition activities have been busy in Bristol Place this week, as fourteen properties are currently under contract to be demolished. One demolition contractor even hired a Bristol resident to work for his company this week. This hire furthers the goals of the Bristol Redevelopment Plan, as it increases minority participation in the project, increases minority […]

Overgrowth Removed on West Bradley Avenue

Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones worked with the Public Works and Planning & Development Departments, Illinois-American Water, and American Tower to find a solution to the overgrown grass and weeds surrounding two addresses adjacent to the Boulder Ridge Subdivision. City maps indicated the property as part of the Bradley Avenue right-of-way, but there is an […]

Government 101 Class Kicks Off for Second Year

The Champaign City Government 101 Academy kicked off September 15, 2016, with a welcome from Deputy Mayor Paul Faraci and a session on the City Council and City Manager’s Office. Class participants learned about the council-manager form of government, the various roles of the Council, Mayor, and City Manager, Boards and Commissions, liquor licensing, and […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Neighborhood Services Coordination staff facilitated the final local planning committee meeting for the upcoming Regional Neighbor Network Conference (RNNC).  The 2016 RNNC will be hosted here in Champaign-Urbana on September 29-October 1.  Registration for the conference is being conducted via the conference web page www.2016rnnc.com and to date 243 people have […]

Code Compliance – Beardsley Ave

Code Compliance – 300 block W. Beardsley During a routine inspection, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete notice severe damage to the porch area of a single family residential structure. As a result, Peete issued a housing violation notice to address the structural deficiencies. After receiving the housing violation notice, the property owner contacted Peete to inform him a vehicle accidently ran into the porch and he was currently working with his insurance […]

Neighborhood Services News – Dobbins Downs Block Party

Dobbins Downs Block Party On Thursday, August 25, the Neighborhood Services Department, in collaboration with the Champaign Park District, hosted the fourth and final block party of the summer in the Dobbins Downs Neighborhood. The event included performances by the CUperStars, DJ music by Fireman Phil, face painting, action inflatables, and food. The series of […]

Neighborhood Services News – Crossroads Neighborhood

Crossroads Neighborhood The Crossroads Neighborhood Group hosted a Family Fun Festival on Saturday. Youth and families of the neighborhood came together to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. The event included food, family friendly games, inflatables, Illinois Science Museum mobile exhibit, music, face painting, and a backpack/ school […]