Category: Neighborhood News

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 […]


Residential Electronics Collection Event

— Online Registration Opens Sept 1 — The next Residential Electronics Collection Event will take place at Parkland College in Champaign over two days: Friday, October 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, necessary safety precautions will be in […]


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 […]