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 31, 2020.
A groundbreaking ceremony for Bristol Place Residences will be held for invited guests on November 30, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Human Kinetics Inc.
The redevelopment will include all new infrastructure, including streets and sidewalks. The project’s general contractor, Carlson Construction, started at the south end of the property and is working their way towards the north. Throughout construction, traffic through Bristol Place will be restricted to authorized construction and emergency vehicles only.
Considerable public input has been included throughout the project, including the three Bristol Place Steering Committees which include former residents of the neighborhood. The most recent Steering Committee recommended three new street names that the developer will use to honor the proud history of the former Bristol Place neighborhood. The Giboney, Posey and Ballard streets are named for influential, long-term families that lived in Bristol Place and have many family members who have fond memories of Bristol neighborhood.
“It’s such an exciting time to see construction beginning on this project,” said Kerri Wiman, Neighborhood Services Director. “The redevelopment of the entire neighborhood with all new housing and infrastructure will be a real benefit to this area. Combining this redevelopment with the City’s work on the Boneyard North Branch Improvements and the Champaign Park District’s new Martens Community Center will make this a neighborhood of choice, offering affordable housing and recreational opportunities for everyone.”
“This project illustrates the true meaning of public-private partnership, which is the only way to develop affordable housing in today’s world which also decreases the dependency on tax dollars,” said David A. Northern, Sr. CEO of HACC. “Having quality housing choices is the underlying bedrock of any community.”
This development is the result of a public/private partnership between the City of Champaign, the Housing Authority of Champaign County and AHDVS, LLC (developer). It includes financing from those partners and the Illinois Housing Development Authority, National Equity Fund, US Bancorp Community Development Corporation, Cinnaire Bank, Bank of America, and Illinois Facilities Fund (IFF).
For more information about the Bristol Place redevelopment, visit the City’s website at champaignil.gov/bristol
For more information about the Bristol Place Residences contact:
Housing Authority of Champaign County
David A. Northern, Sr., [email protected], 217-378-7100
AHDVS, LLC (Developer)
Jim Roberts, [email protected], 815-209-7245
Carlson Construction (General Contractor)
Mark Carlson, [email protected], 815-531-3400
Lamoine Property Group Management (Leasing)
Valerie Roberts, [email protected], 708-428-6417
Media Contact: Kerri Wiman, Neighborhood Services Director | 217-403-7070