City of Champaign News

Habitat for Humanity $2 Million Award (Attorney General’s National Foreclosure Settlement)

In February 2013, Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County applied for the funds as a team with the cities of Champaign and Urbana as well as local lenders. Habitat currently partners with these agencies in their community development and neighborhood revitalization initiatives. The Attorney General announced the statewide awards on July 16, 2013 with $2 […]


The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 2748-2756 Hunters Pond Run $1,508,700.00 07/16/13 Edward Rose Development/Multifamily

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, […]

White Street Closure

In order to repair pavement in the 500 block and 600 block of East White Street, Beniach Construction will be closing White Street between Fifth Street and Wright Street from Monday, July 29, 2013, until 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013. All driveways along White Street will remain open at all times.

Church Street Road Closure

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to First Bank […]

Temporary Green Street Road Closure

In order to perform an emergency water main repair, Illinois American Water has closed Green Street between First Street and Second Street. The road closure began this morning, Friday, July 19, 2013. Broeren Russo, the City of Champaign, and Illinois American Water are working together to reconfigure traffic control in the area and to reopen […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a water main, Illinois American Water has closed one southbound lane of Neil Street between Green Street and John Street. The lane closure began on Thursday, July 18, 2013 and will reopen on Monday, July 22, 2013. Southbound Neil Street traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area. Illinois […]