Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

2014 STAR Community Service Day

The Neighborhood Services Department sponsored the inaugural STAR Community Service Day Event on Saturday August 23rd.  The event was a collaborative community building and improvement initiative done in partnership with approximately 120 volunteers and support from Lincoln’s Challenge, Champaign Public Works Department, University of Illinois Office of Volunteer Programs, Latter Day Saints, Champaign Unit 4…
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Garden Hills Landlord Roundtable Breakfast

On Tuesday, August 19th, the Neighborhood Services Department sponsored a Garden Hills Neighborhood Landlord Round Table Breakfast at El Toro Bravo in Champaign.   The landlord engagement activity was the first outreach activity to engage landlords as part of the Code Compliance Action Plan for the Garden Hills Neighborhood. Property Owners in the Garden Hills Neighborhood…
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Bristol Place Offer Letters

NSD completed a mass mailing to both tenants and property owners in the Bristol Place Neighborhood advising them of the City’s interest in purchasing their property.  Letters to the tenants explained that they were not being asked to move, just being made aware that we are in contact with the owners of their homes about…
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IL NAHRO Conference and Annual Meeting

Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson and key NSD staff attended this event in Springfield and participated in sessions focusing on fair housing, mental health challenges in housing, resident advisory boards, creating housing partnerships for the homeless and affordable housing development.  Keynote speakers over the two days included Senator Dick Durbin and HUD Regional Director Antonio…
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2014 National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 5, the City of Champaign participated in the annual National Night Out Celebration.  7 neighborhood groups who are registered with the City applied for funds to help assist them with hosting of neighborhood-based events.  The Champaign Park District also hosted a Sounds at Sunset event in Douglass Park that ran concurrent with…
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Parking Lot Repair – 51 E. Marketview Drive

In June 2014, the Neighborhood Code Compliance Division received a complaint regarding a damaged storm drain inlet located in a private driveway east of Taco Bell Restaurant. After receiving the complaint, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete responded and issued a violation notice to the property owner. Due to the extensive amount of work required, it…
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2014 Star Community Service Day

The City of Champaign will host a STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Community Service Day on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The STAR Service Day will provide an opportunity for University of Illinois students and community volunteers to participate in community service projects and initiatives to improve neighborhoods located within…
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CommUnity Matters – 1400/1500 Block West Kirby Avenue Special Programming

Neighborhood Programs staff went door-to-door with Champaign Park District staff on Friday, July 25, 2014 to sign up families for the special CommUnity Matters program. As of July 28, nine (9) families with a total of 28 children registered for the various summer activities and some families also registered for the year-long Leonhard Recreation Center….
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Bristol Park Neighborhood Plan Update

A City Council Study Session was held this week to discuss the City’s Draft Bristol Place Demolition Policy. Council appreciated the effort to try to develop a “contractor development” aspect to the Demolition Policy. The intent is that through the three year demolition period the City may be able to develop some new minority contractors…
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410 E. Beardsley – Taylor Thomas Subdivision

The final lot at Taylor Thomas Subdivision was transferred to Habitat for Humanity on July 18, 2014. Permits have been submitted to the Building Safety Division for approval. Construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2014. The design of the home will be identical to the home located at 411 Taylor Thomas Lane…
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