Category: Planning & Development Department News

Walk Champaign Pedestrian Plan Activities

The Planning and Development Department has conducted three of the eight Neighborhood Walkabouts scheduled for the Walk Champaign Pedestrian Plan. The most recent of these was attended by staff from several City departments, as well as Council Member Marci Dodds and members of the public. Participants walked around the neighborhood between Westside Park, Illinois Terminal,…
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Champaign Recognized by National Smart Growth Advocacy Group

Champaign’s efforts to capitalize on the fiscal benefits of infill development have gained national recognition from Smart Growth America in a recent publication called Building Better Budgets, A National Examination of the Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Development. Smart Growth America is a national organization dedicated to researching, advocating and leading coalitions to bring smart…
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Unit 4 Future Facilities Recommendations

At the May 13, 2013 Unit 4 Board of Education meeting, the recommendations of the Future Facilities Committee were presented to the Board. Both the PowerPoint presentation given by Dejong Richter, the consultant guiding the process, and the recommendations can be found at The recommendations include building a new Central High School, renovating and…
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Public Meeting for Champaign Growing Greener

A public input meeting was held Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Champaign Public Library to share information on the draft, Champaign Growing Greener – Environmental Sustainability Plan. Staff from the City Sustainability Team, representing Public Works, Finance, Information Technology, Neighborhood Services and Planning helped facilitate the meeting. Over 30 people participated. The meeting began…
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Public Hearing on Planned Development at Green and Fourth Streets Set for May 1, 2013

The developer HERE Champaign, LLC, has submitted an application for a Planned Development for two lots at the northwest corner of Green Street and Fourth Street (308-312 E. Green Street). The submitted application materials can be viewed at In summary, the proposal is for a LEED Gold 27-story building containing 143 residential units and…
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Bike to Work Day 2013

The Champaign Planning Department has been coordinating with the City of Urbana Planning Department, The University of Illinois, Champaign County Bikes, the Public Health District, the Regional Planning Commission, the Champaign Center City Partnership, the Urbana Downtown Business Association, and the Mass Transit District in helping to organize Bike to Work Day 2013. Bike to…
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