Bristol Place Updates
Demolition has Resumed In Bristol Place
The two previously discovered cisterns were sealed and inspected by the Illinois Department of Public Health and demolition activity has resumed on the two properties. Sims Drilling, LLC sealed the Cisterns and Champaign Economic Restoration Endeavors (C.E.R.E) has resumed demolition of the properties in Bristol Place.
NSD and Agencies work together to Relocate Bristol Resident
A Bristol Place tenant was successfully relocated after a five-bedroom house was condemned due to numerous life safety code violations. The tenant has five children and was in need of emergency housing after the house was condemned. Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, Emergency Family Shelter, CU Early Learning and NSD staff worked together to find immediate shelter for the tenant and her children at the Emergency Family Shelter. The tenant met with staff and case managers weekly to find a permanent solution to her housing needs. The coordinated efforts paid off, the tenant received a Housing Choice Voucher from the Housing Authority of Champaign County and the tenant moved into a 4 bedroom home. However, when the old home was condemned the locks were changed and the tenant was not allowed to retrieve any of their belongings from the house therefore, the family did not have any furniture, or household items. NSD staff contacted Habitat for Humanity and they were able to donate mattresses, couch, chairs, sheets and other household items to the family. The coordinated efforts of all of the agencies involved made this a successful relocation for the family.
Bristol Place Receives Invitation to Apply for Competitive Tax Credits
The City and AHDVS, LLC, received an invitation to submit a full application for the highly competitive Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for the Bristol Place redevelopment. This comes from the Preliminary Project Application (PPA) submitted on March 3. The full application is due June 23, and the development team is working towards a May 23 Council Study Session to review the revised site plan, financial plan and intergovernmental agreement with the Housing Authority.