City of Champaign News

On September 18, 2012, the Neighborhood Services Department conducted a Healthy Neighborhoods Walking Tour highlighting over $16.5 million dollars of investment in affordable housing since 2000 in the Douglass Park Neighborhood. The tour focused on developments such as: Parkside to Oakwood Trace, Mansard Square to Taylor Thomas Subdivision, Burch Village Redevelopment to Douglass Square, Lot…
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Annual Alley Maintenance Beniach Construction has completed the work on the alley in the block bounded by University Avenue, Elm Street, Clark Street and Lynn Street. Beniach’s sub-contractor should complete lawn restoration over the next couple weeks. Neighborhood Infrastructure Repair Beniach Construction has completed sidewalk repairs on John Street from First Street to Fourth Street…
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Varsity Striping and Construction Company has completed the Annual Pavement Marking Project. This year’s contract replaced long lines (centerlines, lane lines, shoulder lines) on various concrete streets throughout the City. This work was completed as a moving operation. A moving operation applies marking material to the pavement through equipment attached to the work trucks driving…
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This project was awarded at the July 5 City Council meeting and consists of rehabilitating various sanitary sewers and appurtenances located throughout the City. It includes a total of approximately 800 lineal feet of new sanitary sewer installed by Horizontal Directional Drilling in the south 500 block of Lynn Street neighborhood and “upsizing” approximately 280…
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In order to complete a water service connection, Illinois American Water will close one northbound lane and one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Stonegate Drive and Sangamon Drive. The lane closures began on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, and will reopen by Thursday, September 20, 2012. Northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one…
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Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 2417 Fields South Dr. $1,285,501.00 09/19/12 Regency Consolidated /New Office (Regency Center) 910 Meijer Dr. $6,300,000.00 09/19/12 Carmike Cinemas, Inc./New Movie Theatre

On Wednesday September 12, Risk Manager Larry Krause attended the Safeworks Illinois Work Injury Conference in Oak Brook. The goal of the conference was to bring together all stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system in Illinois to review current trends and policy. Further discussion involved best practices and opportunities for improvement in the treatment and…
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