Items tagged: NSD

City Completes Demolition of 306 N Fourth Street

A property on North Fourth Street has been demolished following a lengthy inspection and abatement process. In August 2015, the property owner’s failure to correct outstanding code violations resulted in the requirement to register the structure as a vacant nuisance residential building. Unfortunately, the property owner did not register the property or complete any rehabilitation […]


City Staff, Community Partners Attend Software Workshop

On March 14, staff from the Neighborhood Services Department attended a workshop hosted by ADVHS, the Bristol Place developer. Also in attendance were community and government partners including First Followers, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Housing Authority of Champaign County and Illinois WorkNet. The workshop introduced the ePRISM software platform and provided the opportunity for […]


Property Maintenance Staff Provides Update on West Kirby Avenue Vacant Structure

Due to outstanding code violations including boarded doors and windows, a property on West Kirby Avenue became subject to the requirements of the vacant nuisance residential buildings ordinance.  Failure of the property owner to comply with the ordinance resulted in the case being forwarded to the City Legal Department for litigation.  As a result of […]


Code Compliance Staff Issues Condemnation of Uninhabitable Space

On February 7, 2019, Property Maintenance Inspectors Cliff Peete and Robert Simmons responded to a referral from the Champaign Fire Department due to observations made when responding to a call for service. During the property maintenance inspection, the property owner was present, and inspectors discovered there were no smoke or carbon monoxide detectors located inside […]


Bristol Place Project Contractors Workshop

Trades & Subcontractors and interested parties are invited to attend The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that AHDVS, LLC, and Carlson Construction will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to continue conversations with interested contractors/subcontractors for the Bristol Place bidding.  The workshop will start with a presentation by Jim Roberts of […]


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. […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Who Is Responsible for Graffiti Abatement in Champaign?

Graffiti is unsightly vandalism that, left unattended, sends the signal that nobody cares, often attracting other forms of criminal mischief.  It can also decrease a resident’s feeling of safety in their neighborhood. Research indicates the most effective way to prevent graffiti is to report it and remove it promptly. When graffiti appears on publicly owned […]