City of Champaign News

The draft Bristol Place Master Plan was presented to the Housing Authority of Champaign County board members and the public on April 24, 2014 during the regular HACC Board of Commissioners meeting.  Rob Kowalski and Kerri Spear led the discussion.  The neighborhood design with the variety of housing styles, park enhancements, and street layout were…
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The Champaign Public Library has won a 2014 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award for the Library Foundation’s “Show Some Library Love” fundraising campaign. The honor includes a $10,000 cash award from the H. W. Wilson Foundation. Additional sponsors of the award are EBSCO and the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of…
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In order to repair a damaged water main, Illinois American Water will close one eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Coronado Drive and Park Haven Drive.  The lane closure will begin on Thursday, May 1, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, May 2, 2014.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area….
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In order to repair a sanitary sewer service at 301 E Green St., Mayfield Construction will be closing the eastbound lane of Green Street between Third and Fourth Street.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, April 28, 2014 and will reopen on Monday, May 5, 2014, weather permitting.  Eastbound traffic will be shifted around…
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In order to replace telecommunications conduit for AT&T, Western Utility will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Stonegate Drive and Kirby Avenue.  The lane closure will occur Monday, April 28, 2014 through Friday, May 9, 2014.  The lane will be closed during normal working hours from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and…
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On Friday, April 25, 2014, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) opened bids for the Olympian Drive (Apollo to Lincoln) Project.  The project received four bids as follows: Halverson Construction Co. Inc., Springfield, IL                             $7,420,914.65 Stark Excavating, Inc., Bloomington, IL                                           $7,399,305.36 Otto Baum, Morton, IL                                                                    $7,193,745.11 Feutz Contractors Inc., Champaign, IL                                           $7,092,062.46 (low bid)…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $250,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 101 W University (1st Floor) $1,075,000.00 04-28-14 Christie Management Co./Vein & Vascular Dept. 710 N Mattis $10,000,000.00 04-28-14 Becknell Industrial/Interior Buildout of Warehouse 1908…
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014, weather permitting, Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC will begin slurry sealing the oil and chip type streets in the northern one-third of Champaign. The streets are located north of Church Street (see attached map). The residential streets will be closed for about four hours until the slurry is cured. Heavily traveled streets and…
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