The Building Safety Division, Planning Department, and Engineering Staff met with the design team for the Beverly Movie Theater on April 17th to discuss the preliminary design considerations for the redevelopment of the Beverly Movie Theater. On June 4th the architect, Archtech Design Group out of Memphis, Tennesee, submitted the building permit for the redeveloped… (Read the Rest…)
As the saying goes it is the details that sometimes matter most. In June the Planning and Engineering departments created a small staff team to clarify the City’s Complete Streets policy. In 2008 the City adopted a Complete Streets Policy which specifies streets should accommodate all users: pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and automobiles. Recent presentations at… (Read the Rest…)
Leave Fireworks to Certified Professionals More fires are reported on our nation’s birthday, July 4th, than on any other day in the United States. In 2012, U.S. hospital emergency rooms saw an estimated 8,600 people for fireworks-related injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association. “This Fourth of July, enjoy the neighborhood parades, the backyard… (Read the Rest…)
Champaign Fire Department/Building Safety New Inspector Office Hours Beginning July 2, 2012 Monday – Friday 7:30 to 8:30 am and 3:30 to 4:30 pm New office hours for the Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division allow greater flexibility for providing field inspections and jobsite meetings. Office appointments may be scheduled for any time. Questions: (217)… (Read the Rest…)
The City Council Agenda for the June 26, 2012 Study Session is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download a copy of the… (Read the Rest…)
On Monday, June 18, Stark Excavating began work on the North Fourth Street Extension project. This project will improve the intersection of Bradley Avenue and Fourth Street, and will extend Fourth Street approximately 450 feet, past the northern edge of Burch Village. The project will increase safety in the area, improve access to Burch Village,… (Read the Rest…)
The Staley Road Project is on schedule to proceed to Stage 2 (Bradley Avenue to Bloomington Road / Route 150) on June 29. Stage 1 (Springfield Avenue / Route 10 to Bradley Avenue) will re-open to traffic while Stage 2 will be closed to traffic. Remaining Stage 1 items consist of earthwork, temporary striping, seeding,… (Read the Rest…)
Cross Construction is working on improving the Moreland and Town Center Boulevards to include turn lanes, street lights and new traffic signal. The project will also remove some of the sight visibility problems along Town Center Blvd. and complete pavement repairs. The project is on schedule and on budget for a fall completion date.
IDOT’s contractor, O’Neil Brothers, is approximately 35% complete with the bridge rehabilitation work. O’Neil Brothers has been removing concrete from the south parapet wall and has started removing full depth concrete in preparation of deck patching. O’Neil is on schedule to meet the contract completion date of August 3, 2012. The contract price for this… (Read the Rest…)
Cross Construction has completed the construction of new sidewalk, including lawn restoration, along the north side of Paula Drive from Melanie Lane to Honeysuckle Lane. HUD funds were used to fund this project.