Category: Planning & Development Department News

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 http://futurefacilities.champaignschools.org/. 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 ci.champaign.il.us/308Green. 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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City Submits Application to become a “Bicycle Friendly Community”

The Champaign Planning Department has submitted an application with the League of American Bicyclists to become a “Bicycle Friendly Community.” The City organization is already a “Bicycle Friendly Business” but this designation would apply to the community as a whole. Champaign has made significant strides in becoming a more bicycle friendly community in recent years….
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Planned Development/Special Use Permit Compliance Review

The Planning Department is currently completing a compliance check of all previously approved Planned Developments and Special Use Permits to ensure continued conformance with the approved plans. Approval of a Planned Development or a Special Use Permit typically includes required conditions such as limitations on the hours of operation, number of employees, amount of signage,…
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City prepares application to become a “Bicycle Friendly Community”

Champaign has made significant strides in becoming a more bicycle friendly community in recent years. Miles of new bicycle lanes have been added to city streets along with many new programs and educational efforts to promote cycling as a safe and viable means of transportation. The efforts are paying off as the community has become…
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