Items tagged: Planning Department

Planning Staff Attends Ameren Act on Energy Symposium

Lacey Rains Lowe, Senior Planner in the Planning and Development Department, attended the 2017 Ameren Act On Energy Symposium in Springfield, IL to learn about changes to Ameren’s energy efficiency programs.  The symposium was very informative.  Sessions included information on Senate Bill 2814, known as the Future Energy Jobs Bill, which took effect this June.  […]

Planning Process Begins for Future Plaza

Members of the consulting firm MKSK joined Planning and Development Department staff for a series of on-site meetings to begin the planning process for the future downtown plaza.  MKSK project managers Eric Lucas and Aaron Kowalski joined the project team and other staff members for an initial discussion of issues and opportunities impacting the space.  […]

Zone Champaign Developer Focus Group

On March 30, the Planning and Development Department met with a focus group of the development community assembled by the offices of Meyer Capel in Champaign. The Department presented the final proposed standards for the Zoning Ordinance amendments known as “Zone Champaign.” These amendments will update the standards used to regulate development in Downtown, Midtown, […]

Visit Champaign County Toast to Tourism Event

Visit Champaign County (formerly the Champaign County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau) held their second annual Toast to Tourism event on Wednesday, May 7th at the Spurlock Museum.  The event features an overview of the impact of tourism on the local economy and recognizes community members with Tourism Impact Awards.  A new VCC promotional video was […]