Category: Planning & Development Department News

Implementing the Trails Plan

Last year City Council adopted the Champaign Trails Plan, establishing a vision for a connected system of recreational trails. The Trails Plan brands 12 different trails and suggests actions for implementation. The Wabash Railtrail is envisioned to be an east-west trail within the abandoned railroad property just north of downtown. It would connect the northern…
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City submits grant application for Windsor Road Bridge Approach Improvements

The City has submitted a grant application with IDOT for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) to receive funding to assist in the cost of improvements to the Windsor Road Bridge approaches to the Interstate 57 Bridge. The ITEP program awards grant dollars for transportation safety and enhancement projects. The application deadline was May 29….
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Champaign’s “Complete Streets” Best Practices Presentation

On Friday, May 7 City staff presented at the American Public Works Association State Conference in Peoria. Mishauno Woggon (Planning) and Chris Sokowolski (Engineering) gave a talk on the City of Champaign’s methods for design, process, internal coordination, public input, implementation and “lessons learned” with Complete Street projects. Approximately 50 people from all over Illinois…
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City Hosts interactive Pre-Submittal Meeting on Request for Proposals for Parking Lot J

On April 25, the Planning Department led a live-streaming, interactive meeting to present details of the recently-released Request for Proposals to develop Parking Lot J. City staff from Planning, Building Safety, and Engineering described the elements of the RFP, and then answered questions from the in-person, online, and television audiences. At the conclusion of the…
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Planning Department Hosts Growing Greener Expo, April 23, 2012

The Planning Department will host the first annual Growing Greener Expo on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Champaign Public Library. The expo is a kick-off event for public input into the Champaign Growing Greener Plan to become a more environmentally friendly city. It will showcase resources available to help residents…
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Visit from City of Columbia and the University of Missouri

On March 9, 2012 the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District hosted a group representing staff from the City of Columbia, MO, the University of Missouri, students, community stakeholders and media. The group also visited Lawrence, Kansas and Ames, Iowa seeking information on ways to build a stronger transit system through better coordination between the university and…
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