Over the past week, the Champaign Police Department has seen an increase in the number of reports taken involving criminal damage to property in the form of graffiti. These incidents are primarily occurring in the southwest area of the city during weekend and overnight hours. Approximately twelve vehicle owners have reported having their cars spray… (Read the Rest…)
There is no City Council Meeting on July 31, 2012. The next Regular Meeting of the Champaign City Council will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm.
UC2B/Gigabit Squared sign up map is now live! IT staff introduced a web map on July 25th that tracks the number of commitments to Gigabit Squared high speed fiber connections. The map is updated daily to reflect the latest commitments received. The map can be accessed from the UC2B website or from the City’s online… (Read the Rest…)
Have you ever wanted to know what type of tree is growing in front of your house? Now you can find out online! IT Department staff recently added the City’s GIS tree inventory to our online web map “Champaign – Current Map”.
Moody’s Investors Services affirmed its Aaa credit rating for the City’s general obligation bonds. Moody’s staff complimented City staff and Kane McKenna, the City’s financial advisor, on the information provided to Moody’s to assist its analysis of the City’s financial position, the local economy, and other factors relevant to the credit rating. Staff anticipates that… (Read the Rest…)
As construction begins on several sizable projects in downtown, it is a visible reminder of the coordination required among dozens of City staff in multiple departments over the last two years. Hyatt Place Hotel, Neil and Church Streets. The approval of the development agreement by Council recently was the culmination of months of negotiations between… (Read the Rest…)
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 2503 W. Springfield (Bldg T) $544,000.00 07/19/12 Royse Brinkmeyer/Repair-Replace Multi-Family (Fire Job) 903 W. Anthony Dr. #A $350,000.00 07/23/12 Quattro Development/Alteration – Restaurant (Chipotle… (Read the Rest…)
Construction of the proposed sanitary sewer replacement of the Boltini/Hyatt Place Alley sanitary sewer closed Neil Street between Church and Park on Monday, July 23. Excavation in Neil Street for manhole installation encountered a larger than expected electrical vault that the existing downstream sanitary sewer curled around with multiple elbows. Concrete encasement of the existing… (Read the Rest…)
Annual Alley Maintenance Beniach Construction continues to work on the alley in the block bounded by University Avenue, Elm Street, Clark Street and Lynn Street. Weather permitting, they should complete work by August 10. The reconstruction is being done in multiple phases to accommodate as much access to adjoining properties as possible. The alley will… (Read the Rest…)
Plymouth Drive Duce Construction has completed all of the pavement, curb and sidewalk repairs on Plymouth Drive from Harrington Drive to Devonshire Drive. A few items (punch list) of work remain. Lawn restoration will be done in September. Harris Avenue Duce Construction has completed all of the pavement patching and curb repairs on the south… (Read the Rest…)