Items tagged: NSD

Residential Exterior Rehabilitation Program

The City has closed on its first four Residential Exterior Rehab Projects. Additionally, there are six other homes approved and in process of closing and ten additional in the application pipeline. The first four homes are all located in the Garden Hills Neighborhood and include two garage repairs, a new roof, and a new driveway. […]


City Applies for Illinois Housing Development Authority Abandoned Property Program Grant

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) applied to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) for $75,000 in their recent Round 3 Funding Cycle. The purpose of the grant program is to use funding in the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund for costs incurred for the securing, maintenance, and demolition of abandoned residential properties. The funding […]


Bristol Demolition Update

The structure at 110 E. Bellefontaine was demolished this week. Family members and friends of the Apostolic Faith Church came out to view the demolition of their old church. The contractor allowed members to view the church before he demolished the building. Although this was bittersweet for the family members and friends, they told stories and reminisced about […]


Champaign City Government 101 Graduation Celebration

Graduates of the 2017 Academy of Champaign City Government 101(CCG-101) were recognized during a graduation celebration held on Tuesday, December 5. The celebration began with a dinner reception for CCG-101 students, the Mayor, City Council, and staff. Information on City Boards and Commissions was available to the students, as there are several CCG-101 alumni who […]


Neighborhood Services Department Launches New Webpages

On September 20, the newly redesigned Neighborhood Services Department webpages were published to the City’s website. The new layout features an improved navigation bar and menus as well as quick link buttons on each page providing easy access to nuisance complaint forms, tenant inspection forms, STAR Award nomination forms, and the Neighbors of Champaign event […]


Neighborhood Services Staff Assists to Organize Sawgrass Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Coordination Staff organized a Sawgrass neighborhood watch kick off meeting on Sunday September 10. Approximately 35 Sawgrass Home Owners Association (HOA) members met at Windsor Road Christian Church to discuss the formation of a new neighborhood watch group.  The neighbors are concerned about an increase in auto and home burglaries in the area, along with parking issues on […]


Council, City Manager’s Office Kicks off 2017 Champaign City Government 101 Academy

Neighborhood Coordination staff launched the third annual Champaign City Government 101 (CCG-101) Academy on Monday September 11. During the opening session, Council Members and staff from the City Manager’s Office (CMO), Mayor’s Office, and Community Relations provided an overview of their departmental goals and objectives.  They discussed the roles of CMO staff in the overall management […]


West Hill Street Properties Get Exterior Repairs

As structures age, they often require maintenance to stay in good health. Individual structures and neighborhoods that are poorly maintained cost citizens more money, depress property values, and foster vandalism and crime. The best solution to maintaining good neighborhoods is for everyone to voluntarily comply with a standard of maintenance agreed upon by the community. Unfortunately, […]


City Staff Presents at Monthly Realtors Meeting

Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) were invited to speak to a regular monthly meeting of the Champaign County Association of Realtors (CCAR) and their Young Professionals Network on Sunday, August 24. NSD Staff, in coordination with the City of Urbana, presented on Homebuyer Programs, Homeowner Programs, Enterprise Zones, and the Homeowner Maintenance Workshop. […]


Code Compliance, Forestry Tackle Dangerous Trees on Private Property

In recent weeks, Inspector Kim Burnett has been responding to complaints about dangerous trees throughout Champaign. With the cooperation with Forestry Supervisor Andrew Lamoreux, imminently dangerous trees have been identified. Several of those trees were found to be dead ash trees that have been killed due to Emerald Ash Borer infestation. One dying willow tree […]