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Consolidated Plan Public Engagement

Neighborhood Coordinator, John Ruffin and Neighborhood Programs Manager, Kerri Spear met to discuss Consolidated Plan Public Engagement and working with registered a groups and the general public to illicit comments for the next draft Consolidated Housing Plan.  The following list of proposed dates will be used to generate input from the general public for strategies…
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Consolidated Plan Public Input Process

Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson and Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear were joined by Grants Management Manager Kelly Mierkowski (City of Urbana) during the January 6 Study Session regarding the City’s Housing Strategy and upcoming Consolidated Plan process. Several citizens participated in the public participation portion of the study session and public hearing. Staff received phone…
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Phase 2 – West Washington Street Drainage Improvements

The City and the West Washington Street Steering Committee hosted an Open House meeting on January 12 to present the proposed concept plans for Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements project. The project includes the construction of new stormwater detention basins along Glenn Park Drive between Mattis Avenue and Miller Avenue. Once…
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Bristol Place LEED-ND Master Wins Award

The Bristol Place LEED-ND Master Plan has won the award for “Best Neighborhood Plan” with the Illinois Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). CNU is a national organization which promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. The Illinois Chapter of the CNU conducts an annual awards program to…
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Garden Hills Landlord Roundtable Breakfast

On Tuesday, August 19th, the Neighborhood Services Department sponsored a Garden Hills Neighborhood Landlord Round Table Breakfast at El Toro Bravo in Champaign.   The landlord engagement activity was the first outreach activity to engage landlords as part of the Code Compliance Action Plan for the Garden Hills Neighborhood. Property Owners in the Garden Hills Neighborhood…
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Bristol Park Neighborhood Plan Update

A City Council Study Session was held this week to discuss the City’s Draft Bristol Place Demolition Policy. Council appreciated the effort to try to develop a “contractor development” aspect to the Demolition Policy. The intent is that through the three year demolition period the City may be able to develop some new minority contractors…
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Bristol Park Neighborhood Plan Update

Greg Skaggs and Kevin Jackson met with Calvin Williams, the Chairman for the Committee on Construction at the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce.  The discussion centered around strategies for the Bristol Place Demolition Policy that would allow the greatest opportunities for MBE/WBE businesses to participate.  Mr. Williams was briefed on the discussions that NSD staff…
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Bristol Place Master Plan Presentation to the Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC)

The draft Bristol Place Master Plan was presented to the Housing Authority of Champaign County board members and the public on April 24, 2014 during the regular HACC Board of Commissioners meeting.  Rob Kowalski and Kerri Spear led the discussion.  The neighborhood design with the variety of housing styles, park enhancements, and street layout were…
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South Side Elementary Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan Underway

The South Side Elementary SRTS Plan Steering Committee met on Tuesday, January 14th to discuss existing conditions around the school and analysis conducted to date. The committee includes representatives from the Police, Public Works, and Planning & Development Departments, as well as Champaign Unit 4 Schools and the Champaign County Regional Plan Commission. The committee…
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