Items tagged: Downtown

Now on CGTV: Improved Pedestrian Safety at Downtown Crosswalks

Recently, staff from CGTV and Public Works teamed up to produce the first in a series of short videos about the improved pedestrian crosswalks throughout the City of Champaign. The first video in the series takes us downtown to the intersections of S. Walnut St. and Logan St. where the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon traffic […]

Visit Champaign County Sharing Use of Center City Kiosks

The five sidewalk kiosks located in Downtown, Midtown and Campustown will now display events promoted by Visit Champaign County (VCC).  VCC will utilize one side of each kiosk leaving the other side available for the Center City Map and promotion of other events in the Center City.  The use of the kiosks will still  be coordinated […]

Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation

As of 12:15 p.m. Thursday, February 25, 2016 the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 3.7 inches of snow during the Wednesday morning to evening storm. In order to […]

City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2″ or greater. The City of Champaign Public Works Director […]

Champaign Police Investigate Downtown Shooting

On February 28th at 2:33AM, Champaign Police responded to a call for a fight that occurred in a parking lot, north of the High Dive Bar. As officers approached the scene, the crowd began to disperse.  At 2:36AM, officers reported hearing a shot.  A 22 year-old male victim was located with a gunshot wound and was […]

Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 3.8 inches during the weekend snow storm. In order to make […]

MTD Kiosk

In early 2014, staff from the Planning and Development Department inquired about the possibility of locating an MTD kiosk on Church Street to create a more central and visible transit location near the busy intersection of Neil and Main Street. In late 2014, a new kiosk was installed thanks to the cooperation of the MTD, […]

City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2” or greater. The City of Champaign […]

Changes to Downtown Bulk Permit Pricing

After Council approved an additional tier in discount pricing for businesses purchasing 100+ permits, a Campustown business contacted Public Works to inquire about discount pricing in the University District. Public Works staff felt that this was a reasonable application of the City permit process and the City Manager approved the same bulk discount purchases for […]

Upcoming Events to Affect Travel and Parking

NOTE CORRECTION: ST. MARY’S ROAD WILL BE OPEN FOR THE DURATION OF THE BLOOMINGTON GOLD EVENT. The upcoming Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival in Downtown Champaign and the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show near the State Farm Center and Downtown Champaign, will affect travel and parking beginning Tuesday, June 24 – Monday, June 30. The City […]