Category: Neighborhood News

NSD Hosts Virtual Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division hosted its monthly virtual leaders meeting on Wednesday, August 5th.  The meeting provided an opportunity for the Champaign Police Department to share information regarding gun violence within the Champaign community.  It also provided an opportunity to share how neighborhood groups could assist in addressing this issue in a proactive […]


New Holiday Park Neighborhood Group Holds First All Call Neighborhood Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division helped leaders of the Holiday Park Neighborhood Group host an all call neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  The group has organized around gunfire incidents in their area.  Community Coalition provided information on their monthly meetings and opportunities to engage with community members and service agencies around community […]


Bristol Place Construction Update

Construction of Bristol Place, located at the corner of Bradley and Market, is 99 percent complete. Bristol Place features 90 units: 64 single-family homes, 26 town homes, and a community building. Landscaping on the property and installation of sod is currently being completed. To date, 43 units have been leased, 6 units have been assigned, and […]


Champaign Residents Now Settling Into Their New Homes in the Bristol Development

The City of Champaign is very pleased to welcome the first residents now moving into their new homes in the Bristol Development.  While work on parts of the development continue, some families started moving into finished homes on Saturday, February 15, 2020.  The complete redevelopment of the former Bristol Place neighborhood is the result of […]


City Staff to Participate in Point-in-Time Count

Staff from Neighborhood Services will participate in the annual Point-in-Time survey on January 30, 2020.  The survey is a count mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provides a snapshot of homelessness in Champaign County and throughout the country. Organized locally by the Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to […]


City Receives Competitive Affordable Housing Grant for the Garden Hills SLEEP Program

The City, in partnership with Busey Bank, has been awarded a $67,500 from the 2019 Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Affordable Housing Program. The grant will expand the work of the Garden Hills SLEEP Program by providing emergency escape and rescue windows and exterior lighting on yard poles and at entry points to 20 […]


Residents Can Help Beautify Neighborhoods and Reduce Localized Flooding When They “Adopt A Drain”

Residents Can Help Beautify Neighborhoods and Reduce Localized Flooding When They “Adopt A Drain” The City of Champaign invites residents and property owners to help keep their neighborhoods beautiful and prevent potential localized street flooding by participating in the City’s new “Adopt A Drain” program.  This new program allows volunteers to sign up to “adopt” […]


Nominate a Champaign STAR

2018 Champaign STAR Awards April 26, 2018 at the Virginia Theatre Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate someone for a 2018 Champaign STAR Award!  Nomination deadline for recognition at this year’s STAR Awards ceremony is February 23, 2018.  Help us recognize those making a difference in the community!  Click here for more information. Business-Neighborhood Partnership This […]


City of Champaign and Champaign Park District Announce New Community Award Program

The City of Champaign and the Champaign Park District are proud to announce a new partnership to honor those working tirelessly to improve our neighborhoods, parks, and community. The Champaign STAR Awards is an exciting new merger of the City’s STAR Awards and the Park District’s Champaign Park Honors programs.  STAR stands for “Service Together […]