2613 West Kirby Case Update

Before and After pics of 2613 W KirbyDue to outstanding code violations including boarded doors and windows, the property at 2613 W Kirby Ave. became subject to the requirements of the vacant nuisance residential buildings ordinance. Failure of the property owner to comply with the ordinance requirements resulted in the case being forwarded to the City Legal Department for litigation.

Now-retired Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete documented the progress achieved over prior years and reviewed with the owner the remaining deficiencies to be addressed to bring the property into compliance. This includes removal of the securing boards from the doors and windows. Many of the deficiencies already corrected required permits from the City of Champaign. These permits have received final inspection approvals from the Building Safety Division.

After Cliff Peete retired in 2020, the case was re-assigned to Property Inspector Jeremy Kleparski. The owner, Jeremy Kleparski, and Legal Department staff worked together to bring the case to a positive resolution for the neighborhood.