Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

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

With winter weather arriving early this year, 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-inches or greater. […]


With Financial Closing Complete, Bristol Place Construction Ramping Up. Announcing Contracting and Employment Opportunities

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that the financial closing of the Bristol Place Residences finished on November 8, 2018.  With the time-consuming work related to the closing completed, construction is now on track for an early 2020 completion.  The City is now focused on the significant economic impact this project will provide […]


Bristol Place Residences Construction Underway

The rebuilding of the Bristol Place neighborhood is now underway as work has begun on the first of two phases of construction.  The first phase of Bristol Place Residences includes 90 new housing units consisting of 64 single-family homes and 26 townhome units.  Work on this first phase is expected to be complete by March […]


City Assists Home Owners Association Reclaim Detention Ponds

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that on October 12, 2018, the Timberline Valley South Home Owners Association (HOA) successfully reacquired their neighborhood’s detention ponds and commons area back from an out of town Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). The LLC acquired the ponds and commons area through a tax sale in April 2017. […]


2018 Litter Index Shows Improvement

The City of Champaign became a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate in 2015.  Keep America Beautiful is a leading national non-profit organization which envisions a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live.  Keep America Beautiful Certification is a key action of the Champaign Growing Greener Plan and supports the City […]


Neighborhood Services Participates in Wellness, Fun & Medicare 101 @ Carle at the Fields

Champaign Neighborhood Services staff members participated in a Carle-sponsored wellness event on October 6,2018, targeted towards senior residents. The event was held at the recently opened Carle at the Fields facility. Staff provided information regarding neighborhood wellness as it related to property upkeep and Neighborhood Services’ portfolio of programs for residents who may need assistance with […]


Neighborhood Services Implements New Communication Techniques

The Neighborhood Services Department is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of existing structures in the community through the enforcement of property maintenance codes and coordination of efforts to achieve compliance with the City’s blight and nuisance abatement programs. Often residents are unaware of Champaign property code requirements. Rather than sending a violation notice to residents […]


Neighborhood Services Staff Shares Update on Providence Engagement Initiative

Over the last year, Neighborhood Coordination staff has been working with property management at Providence at Thornberry, the adjacent Business Association, and registered Homeowners Associations within a 1-mile radius (including Turnberry Ridge, Glenshire II, Ironwood, and Trails at Brittany) to develop an engagement plan to address livability issues impacting the area. Concerns were brought to […]


Township, City Launch New Partner Program, CU@Work

CU @ Work, a new litter cleanup program serving the City of Champaign was launched on August 23. This program is a partnership between the City of Champaign Township, the City of Champaign, and CU @ Home, a local homeless service provider. The City of Champaign Township is providing program administration and funding resources, the […]


Home Accessibility Retrofit Program Aids Two Households

Recently, air conditioning units failed in two households in which occupants had respiratory conditions requiring conditioned air. The units were old and beyond repair, and the homeowners could not afford to replace them. City staff was able to assist by replacing the air conditioning units through the Home Accessibility Retrofit Program. This program is available […]