Items tagged: bristol place

City Completes Bristol Place Acquisitions

Staff from the Legal Department and Neighborhood Services closed on the last property acquisition in Bristol Place on Friday, September 29. 82 properties in Bristol have now been acquired by the City of Champaign. John and Gail Shivers were the last residents to be relocated at part of the Bristol Place Project, and have purchased […]

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits Awarded to Bristol Place Redevelopment

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that earlier today the Illinois Housing Development Authority awarded Oak Grove Development Corporation (an affiliate of the Housing Authority of Champaign County), in partnership with the City of Champaign and AHDVS, LLC, low-income housing tax credits for the Bristol Place redevelopment project.  The tax credits were awarded […]

Call for Contractors for Bristol Place Demolition

Contractors wishing to bid on the next and FINAL round of Bristol Place demolitions must submit their application for the Bristol Place Demolition Contractor Pool to the City of Champaign, Neighborhood Services Department no later than 4 p.m., August 1. All contractors that meet the requirements and are approved for the Bristol Place Demolition Contractor […]

Housing Authority – Board of Commissioners Study Session

On June 8, 2017, Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Wiman presented an update on the Bristol Place Redevelopment to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Champaign County. This update followed the Council Study Session on June 6, where Council directed staff to proceed with preparing the necessary documents for financing to build the […]

Bristol Place House Move

On May 8, 2017, the City sold 56 E Garwood, located within the Bristol Park Neighborhood Plan area (Garwood Area Addition), to Aaron Fenter, owner of Fenter Machinery. Fenter is a demolition contractor working in the Bristol Place neighborhood and was in the process of demolishing a group of homes in Bristol Place when he […]

Bristol Place Demolition Work Slowed by Cisterns

Bristol Place demolition contractor Champaign Economic Restoration Endeavors Inc. (C.E.R.E.) discovered cisterns on two of the properties they were demolishing in Bristol Place, 1210 N. Market and 112 E. Garwood. Neighborhood Services staff issued a “Stop Work Order” for both of the properties and contacted Sims Drilling LLC to assess the properties.

Bristol Place Master Developer Submits Pre-application for Redevelopment

On behalf of the Bristol Place redevelopment partners, AHDVS, LLC, submitted to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) a pre-application for the 9% low income housing tax credits (LIHTC). LIHTC provides the majority of funding for affordable housing rental developments across the nation and the 9% tax credits are highly competitive. IHDA will review the […]

Illegal Dumping Cleared at 109 E. Bellefontaine

109 E. Bellefontaine continues to be an illegal dumping site in the Bristol Place Neighborhood.  Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete has issued several work orders to maintain the property free from junk and debris, each resulting in liens placed against the property for the cost of the abatement and administrative fees.  Peete also towed a […]

Bristol Place Demolition Bid Opening

Four demolition bid packets were opened on October 21, 2016 for the demolition of eight properties.  Fenter Machinery was the lowest, responsible bidder for two bid packets and ICD Ironhorse, Inc. was the lowest, responsible bidder for two bid packets.  Both are approved Bristol Demolition Contractors.  Approval of the contracts is expected to go before […]

Bristol Place Redevelopment Fact Sheet

The City has been open and transparent about the Bristol Place redevelopment project since its inception in 2007.  Neighborhood leaders and community members have been involved and provided valuable input during every step of the process, including the evaluation of developer proposals. The City is providing the following summary information regarding the Bristol Place redevelopment […]