Category: Neighborhood News

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 […]


New Hope Church Hosts Back to School Bash

New Hope Church Back to School On August 14 Rachel Joy from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights joined Councilperson Daniel Iniguez and Champaign Fire Department staff Robert Simmons and Jeremy Mitchell at the Back to School Bash at New Hope Church. This event was sponsored by the NAACP of Champaign County with […]


Neighborhood Safety Meeting Held at Champaign Park Apartments

Neighborhood Safety Meeting Held at Champaign Park Apartments The Community Violence Response Task Force (CVRT), a working group of the Champaign County Community Coalition, hosted a Neighborhood Safety Meeting at Champaign Park Apts. on Monday, August 16. City staff Mary Catherine Roberson (ECHO) and John Ruffin (NSD) assisted with facilitation of the event, sharing information […]


Edwin Watchout Group All Call Meeting

The newly established Edwin Watchout Group hosted its first all call neighborhood meeting on Saturday, October 10, 2020, taking advantage of the use of the NSD Zoom account to host virtual meetings, a benefit offered to all registered neighborhood groups. The Edwin Watchout Group’s primary concern is speeding in the area. Officer Leslie Kerr was […]