Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Four Workshops Held for Garden Hills SLEEP

Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department, along with the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, and Ameren Illinois, hosted four Garden Hills SLEEP Workshops over the last month. Workshops were held on June 12 at Arrowhead Lanes, June 13 at Developmental Services Center, July 11 at Illinois workNet and July 13, 2019, at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.  […]


Leasing Begins at Bristol Place Residences

Bristol Place Residences is announcing the start of residential leasing of its 90- unit single family rental home development. KMG Prestige and Lamoine Property Management are now setting appointments to begin the application process.  Interested applicants need to request to be on the wait list by completing the online family wait list form at lamoineproperties.com […]


Summer Block Party a Huge Success

On June 20, 2019, Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department collaborated with the Champaign Park District to host the second Neighborhood Summer Block Party at the Town Center Apartments. Approximately 200 residents from the Town Center Apartments, as well as residents from surrounding apartments and subdivisions, attended the event. They were treated to music provided by DJ […]


Garden Hills Residents Can Gain Valuable Energy Saving Tips During Upcoming SLEEP Workshops

Garden Hills residents can receive insights about ways to reduce their energy consumption and save money on their utility bills during four upcoming workshops. Presented by the City of Champaign and the RPC, in conjunction with Ameren Illinois, the workshops are being held as part of the recently launched Safety, Lighting, Energy Efficiency Program (SLEEP), […]


Neighborhood Services Department Hosts First of Two Planned Neighborhood Leaders Forums

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division held the first biannual Neighborhood Leaders Forum on Saturday May 18, at Parkland College. The forum was attended by 13 group leaders and two members of the Neighborhood Services Advisory, who also represent both an active group and one that is working to organize. The Forum was designed to […]


City, Park District Host First Summer Block Party at Country Brook Apartments

On Thursday, May 23, the Neighborhood Services Department partnered with the Champaign Park District to host the first in a series of neighborhood-based block parties to be held this summer. The event was held at Country Brook Apartments. Attendees enjoyed face painting, bounce houses, pizza, dance contests and musical entertainment from DJ Fireproof. Champaign Police […]


CommUnity Matters Spring Fling Event

On May 13, 2019, more than 300 people attended the CommUnity Matters Spring Fling at Garden Hills Elementary School. This free event provided awareness about health, wellness, safety, summer camp opportunities and other community resources available to families. In addition to the resource information sharing, kids enjoyed face painting, balloons, a bounce house, and a […]


City Staff Member Obtains AICP Certification

The City of Champaign congratulates Janel Gomez, a Community Development Specialist in the Neighborhood Services Department, on passing the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam. AICP is the American Planning Association’s professional institute and provides education and certification in the field of Urban Planning. The AICP assists planners in the areas of ethics, professional […]


City departments mark National Community Development Week

The City of Champaign is proud to celebrate National Community Development Week from April 22-29. This weeklong celebration was designed to draw attention to the accomplishments of the programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs. This annual event started in […]


Garden Hills SLEEP: New Program Seeks to Increase Safety in Champaign’s Garden Hills Community—While Also Making Its Homes More Energy Efficient

The Safety, Lighting, Energy Efficiency Program—coming in spring 2019—is a partnership between the RPC, Ameren Illinois, and the City of Champaign A safety and energy efficiency program designed to benefit homeowners and single-family renters is coming to Champaign’s Garden Hills community this spring. The Safety, Lighting, Energy Efficiency Program—or SLEEP—is a partnership between the Champaign […]