Items tagged: Planning

Planning Staff and Fire Staff coordinate to look at Future Growth

The Planning and Development Department Staff have been working with the Fire Department Staff to look at future growth for the City of Champaign.  The Fire Department is performing a study looking at their service areas and response times, while trying to stay in tune with current development patterns and projected growth. Senior Planners Jeff…
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Champaign Recognized as a Most Progressive City

On April 15th, Ameren Illinois presented the City of Champaign with a Most Progressive City award. Champaign is one of only six communities in Illinois to earn this distinction this year. The award was presented by Ameren officials to the City in a ceremony this week. Champaign was selected in part based on the significant…
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STAR Planning

The NSD STAR Planning Committee met to discuss plans related to the upcoming 2015 STAR Awards Expo to be held on April 30, 2015. The Committee is finalizing the site for this year’s event, with discussions considering the Illinois Terminal , Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Hawthorne Suites Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and…
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October is National Community Planning Month

In honor of National Community Planning Month, the American Planning Association (“APA”) invited Urban Planners from around the State of Illinois to participate in an educational outreach program geared for middle school students. Two planners from the City of Champaign participated in the event, which took place on October 10th at Bloomington Junior High School….
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Transportation Roundtable hosted by Congressman Davis

On Friday, August 22nd, Lacey Rains Lowe from the Planning and Development Department participated in a Transportation Roundtable in Springfield, IL.  The Roundtable was hosted by U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL , Dist. 13) and former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Representatives from communities in District 13 and throughout the state had the opportunity to learn…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 41

The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuts June 1st and runs thru the end of July 2014. Dorothy David (City Manager) reflects back on her first year as City Manager, and talks about  the new experiences she has enjoyed and the City’s continued successes.  Hear why she says Champaign’s future is filled with new and…
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Urban Ag as Community & Economic Development Tour

Staff from the Neighborhood Services, Planning and Development Departments, and Council member Will Kyles attended a tour of Urban Agriculture sites in Chicago on Friday, March 7.  The tour was organized by Prosperity Gardens with participation from University of Illinois Extension, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, Randolph Street Community Garden, and more.  Attendees toured…
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Students Gain Hands-On Urban Planning Experience

Lacey Rains Lowe from the Planning and Development Department participated in Forum Week at Campus Middle School for Girls. Each semester, one week is devoted to special programming, guest speakers and lessons on a topic selected by the students. This semester, urban planning was the selected topic for Forum Week. Students participated in a hands-on…
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Bike to Work Day Set for 2014

C-U Bike to Work Day, one of several local events celebrating National Bike Month, has been set for May 15th, 2014. The City of Champaign was well represented at last year’s Bike to Work Day: 21 employees checked in at the downtown station, while 19 checked in at the Public Works station. The downtown station…
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