City of Champaign News

Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin assisted Town Center residents to organize and establish a registered neighborhood group addressing ongoing neighborhood health and wellness issues. The group identified the following concerns as key issues they would like to address in order to improve neighborhood livability within the apartment complex: public safety, after school enrichment programs for youth,…
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In February 2013, Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County applied for the funds as a team with the cities of Champaign and Urbana as well as local lenders. Habitat currently partners with these agencies in their community development and neighborhood revitalization initiatives. The Attorney General announced the statewide awards on July 16, 2013 with $2…
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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 2748-2756 Hunters Pond Run $1,508,700.00 07/16/13 Edward Rose Development/Multifamily

The Planning and Development Department has conducted three of the eight Neighborhood Walkabouts scheduled for the Walk Champaign Pedestrian Plan. The most recent of these was attended by staff from several City departments, as well as Council Member Marci Dodds and members of the public. Participants walked around the neighborhood between Westside Park, Illinois Terminal,…
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In order to repair pavement in the 500 block and 600 block of East White Street, Beniach Construction will be closing White Street between Fifth Street and Wright Street from Monday, July 29, 2013, until 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013. All driveways along White Street will remain open at all times.

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to First Bank…
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