Category: Planning & Development Department News

First Illinois Green Business Summit is a Success

The Illinois Green Business Association hosted the first ever Illinois Green Business Summit on Friday, September 7, 2012. The conference was held at the Hilton Garden Inn and attracted over 200 participants. City staff hosted a table in the exhibition area that showcased how Champaign is ‘going green.’ Neighborhood Code Compliance Environmental Inspector Leslie Mitchell…
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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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