City of Champaign News

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 2750-2756 J. T. Coffman $500,000.00 08/27/13 Wilcox Development Group/Multifamily

On August 21, 2013 Property Maintenance Inspector Michael Lambert re-inspected a house on South Prairie St for progress on abating a case of hoarding. The owner is currently relocated to a rehab facility and allies have taken on the responsibility for cleaning up the house and grounds. Contract workers have spent nearly four weeks retrieving…
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A Vacant Nuisance Residential Building Violation Notice was issued on July 2, 2013 for 214 E. Washington. The property was condemned to occupancy during a tenant requested inspection on September 27, 2012 due to electrical disrepair and had remained vacant since that time. Upon receiving the Violation Notice, the owner brought the structure into compliance…
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A 45-day Vacant Nuisance Residential Building Violation Notice was issued on July 2, 2013 for 407 W. Vine St. The property has been condemned since 2003 for a lack of a sewer connection. The owner contacted Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear on July 5, 2013 to ask if she could demolish the property. Inspector Spear…
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For the 14th consecutive year, the library has received a Project Next Generation (PNG) grant from the Illinois State Library. PNG is a state and federally funded program with the goal of providing low-income middle-school access to new technologies and the opportunity to develop technological skills in a safe and friendly environment. The $12,500 grant…
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The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Taco Bell restaurant, located at 1910 W. Springfield Avenue. At approximately 9:06 AM, a man approached an employee who arrived at the drive-through window of the business to pick up the company’s bank deposit bag. At this time, an armed…
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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 519 E. Green $10,000,000.00 08/20/13 Leon Bankier Family/Multifamily, Commercial

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