City of Champaign News

Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to construct a parkway storm sewer repair, Duce Construction will close one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue at the intersection of Devonshire Drive.  Traffic will be merged into a single southbound lane thru a short construction work zone.  This lane closure should not adversely affect intersection travel. Work is planned to begin on Monday, September […]


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 […]


September 18, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

The City Council agenda for the September 18, 2018 Regular Meeting is now available online. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil Street in Champaign, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Click here to download […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to construct a parkway storm sewer repair, Duce Construction will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Mendota Drive and Harrington Drive.  Traffic will be merged into a single southbound lane thru a short construction work zone.  This lane closure will be located midblock and will not affect intersection travel. Work is planned to […]


Dr. Howard School at Columbia School – Crosswalk

Update on Dr. Howard School at Columbia School (crosswalk) During the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years, Dr. Howard School will be located in the former Columbia School building at the intersection of Bradley Avenue and Neil Street.  In order to facilitate orderly drop off and pick up of students, the City worked with the School […]



University Avenue Lane Closure (at Neil Street)

University Avenue Lane Closure (at Neil Street) In order to complete masonry repair and façade work at 102 S Neil Street, Wells and Wells Construction will close one eastbound lane of University Avenue between Neil Street and Walnut Street. The closure will begin on Saturday, September 15, and will reopen on Friday, October 12. During […]


Building Permits Issued

Building Permits Issued Champaign Fire Department, Building Safety Division issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 1604 Congressional $340,000 09/12 New Single Family 3616 Freedom $330,000 09/11 New Single Family 2018 Overall Construction Value to Date:  $169,015,887


John Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a building demolition at 611 South State Street, Franzen Construction will close the westbound lane of John Street between State Street and Prairie Street.  The closure will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14 through Friday, September 21.  During these hours, the westbound lane of traffic […]