Category: Neighborhood News

Neighborhood Ambassadors Support Neighborhood Group Events

This week the Neighborhood Ambassadors supported several events hosted by various registered neighborhood groups. On Friday, September 16th, the Ambassadors assisted the Shadow Wood Neighborhood group in hosting a block party to celebrate Mexican Independence and to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. The group used the Human Kinetics Parking lot to hold the event. On […]


Neighborhood Ambassadors Support BPM² Neighborhood Block Party

On September 10, 2022, the BPM2 neighborhood group hosted a neighborhood-based block party for their residents, supported by the Neighborhood Ambassador team. More than 50 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food, games, a bounce house, and music. C-U Trauma Resilience Initiative attended the event as a resource vendor and made meaningful connections with the residents […]


Neighborhood Services Hosts CommYOUnity Block Party at Turnberry Ridge Park

On August 11, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department hosted a neighborhood based CommYOUnity block party at Turnberry Ridge Park. Employees from the Equity and Engagement Department also assisted with the event. There were backpacks with supplies given to 125 kids. More than 150 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food and games, as well music provided […]


North Prospect Cleanup

Keep Champaign Beautiful coordinated a cleanup along Interstate Drive on April 9, 2022, in conjunction with the Boneyard Creek Community Day cleanup event. Approximately 20 volunteers participated in the cleanup including volunteers from the Meijer store and the Ashland Park neighborhood. Public Works also assisted the effort. Approximately 50 bags of litter were collected. The […]


City Sells Vacant Lots to Habitat for Humanity

On January 19, 2022, the City published requests for bids for the sale of six City owned properties that no longer serve a purpose for the City. These properties were obtained by the City through Code Compliance activities. The requests for bids were advertised in the News Gazette, CGTV and the City’s social media accounts. […]


Garden Hills Winter Informational Meeting

On February 17, 2022, the City hosted a virtual meeting to share information on programs and improvement projects in the Garden Hills neighborhood. Staff from the Police, Planning and Development, Neighborhood Services, and Public Works departments presented on the approved license plate readers, the Strategic Neighborhood Action Plan, the new Neighborhood Ambassadors Program, the Modified […]


Relocator Agreement for City owned Residential Lots

A neighborhood resident raised concerns about activity at two properties in the Hedge Road area. During the conversation about this activity, the resident stated that the City owned residential lots at 1319 Hedge and 1432 Holly Hill were being used for overflow parking on nights and weekends. Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department, the Public […]


Surveying Set to Begin in Garden Hills

Topographic surveying in the Garden Hills Neighborhood will begin on October 25, 2021. This work is part of the planned drainage and lighting improvements in the Garden Hills Neighborhood that will be implemented over the next few years. The City’s consultant engineer (Clark Dietz) will perform the topographic surveying in the areas highlighted on the […]


Cleanup Events Made Possible with City’s Neighborhood Small Grant Program

On Saturday, August 21, neighbors in the BPM² and 500-800 West Washington Street hosted cleanup events using neighborhood small grant funds. The West Washington Street group rented both a bulk item dumpster and a dumpster for yard waste. Neighbors worked together to load both, helping ensure properties remain free of clutter. The BPM² neighbors filled […]


The Community Coalition and Neighborhood Services Dept Host Walk As One Event

The Community Coalition and Neighborhood Services Dept. hosted a Walk As One event at the John Lee Johnson Clubhouse in Bristol Place on Thursday, August 26. Staff and partners canvassed the nearly 100 units, talking with residents and sharing resource packets with information from CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative (CU TRI), Champaign Park District, Champaign-Urbana […]