There have been 54 properties acquired in Bristol Place; 23 residents have been relocated, and 15 properties have been demolished with 10 properties under contract. The Bristol Neighborhood has been very busy with demolitions this week. Miller Enterprises started demolishing two properties and C.E.R.E, a new contractor, also began demolition on two properties in Bristol Place.
Bristol Place and Garwood: Outreach Events Neighborhood Services and Public Works’ Engineering staff hosted an outreach event in the Bristol Place Neighborhood on April 23. The purpose of the event was to update Bristol Place neighbors on Phase 1 activities of the Bristol Park Plan and also to provide updates on the Upper Boneyard Creek […]
The City of Champaign has acquired 48 properties in Bristol Place. Fifteen demolitions are completed and a contractor is working to close out one more demolition with staff continuing to work closely with Bristol residents on relocation assistance. An ‘Invitation to Apply for the Bristol Place Demolition Contractor Pool’ was advertised to new contractors interested […]
During the February 25 regular board meeting, the Housing Authority of Champaign County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved extending the Bristol Place Phase I Intergovernmental Agreement. This extension is for one year with the original terms of the agreement still in place.
Jean Algee, Community Development Specialist, attended a five day certification class for Asbestos Contractors/Supervisors on February 22-26 in Springfield, IL. The class included topics such as the background of Asbestos, Health Effects, Worker Protection, Respirator training, Insurance and Liability issues, Abatement Procedures, Safety Hazards, and Regulatory Requirements. Jean participated in constructing a containment unit and […]
Bristol Place Update On Tuesday, December 1, the Champaign City Council approved the acquisition of 205 Garwood, the first not-for-profit acquisition in Bristol Place. The House of Prayer, Church of the Living God formerly at 205 Garwood, has been sold to the City of Champaign. The pastor of the church is retiring and plans to […]
Phase I: The City has acquired 27 properties in Bristol Place with two more pending. An additional 31 properties were approved by City Council for acquisition in September and will be scheduled to close over the next year. Twenty-three of these units will require relocation, including staff showing the households three comparable move units. The […]
Kerri Spear, Neighborhood Programs Manager, gave a presentation to the Board of Commissioners at the Housing Authority of Champaign County on September 24, 2015. Ms. Spear provided the commissioners with an update on the Bristol Place Redevelopment. Ms. Spear also discussed the Bristol Place Phase II developer selection process. Ms. Spear explained that the city […]
Two of the three Bristol Place demolition bid packets (15/16-07 and 15/16-08) were opened on Friday, September 11, 2015 as scheduled. Due to significant storm damage to a property included in bid packet 15/16-06, an addendum allowed contractors until September 14, 2015 to address the storm damage and submit the appropriate bid. The Friday bid […]
The newly formed steering committee for Bristol Place Phase II met on August 31, 2015 at the Oakwood Trace Townhomes Community Room. This will be new office/community meeting space for Bristol Place since the loss of 119 E. Roper due to storm damage. The steering committee is a subcommittee of the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board […]