Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Neighborhood Group Update Form Now Available Online

Organized neighborhood groups registered with the City can now complete and submit their required annual update form online. The form only takes a few minutes to complete. Annual group update forms for fiscal year 2020-2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) must be submitted no later than August 1, 2020 for registered groups to retain active […]


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 […]


Garden Hills Drainage Improvement Project Bid Opening

In March 2020 the City issued seven bid packets for the Garden Hills Drainage Improvement Project, which included the demolition of 17 properties on Hedge Road. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bid openings were postponed until June 9, 2020. Typically, the City opens and reads bids aloud 30 minutes after the bid due […]


Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant

The City of Champaign is announcing the Small Business Incentive Program COVID-19 Relief Grant! Champaign City Council amended the City’s Small Business Incentive Program (SBIP) to allow allocation of $520,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Up to $15,000 per grant is available to eligible small […]


Code Compliance Division Resumes Additional Code Inspections

The Code Compliance Division has added additional inspections types beginning June 15, 2020.These additional inspection types include housing and nuisance cases. Examples of housing cases that will now be addressed are interior tenant inspection requests, exterior housing complaints, and vacant structure cases. Some examples of nuisance cases that will now be addressed are inoperable vehicles, […]


NSD Hosts Virtual Leader Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted its first virtual Neighborhood Leaders Forum via zoom on May 13th. The meeting provided an opportunity to virtually connect with leaders from 23 registered groups representing neighborhoods throughout the City for Champaign. Champaign Police provided an update regarding policing priorities and operational changes in response to COVID-19. Neighborhood Coordination shared […]


City of Champaign Resumes Additional Code Compliance Inspections

Following a short pause while the City developed procedures to ensure the safety of the public and City inspectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Champaign’s Code Compliance Division has now implemented virtual interior code inspections of residential dwelling units and resumed limited-contact inspection of vacant units. The City has also resumed exterior code violation inspections for […]


Bristol Place Residences Clubhouse Named in Honor of John Lee Johnson

The City of Champaign is proud to announce the clubhouse in the new Bristol Place Residences has been named in honor of the late John Lee Johnson.  Johnson was a lifelong resident of the Champaign-Urbana community, a staunch community advocate for better neighborhoods, and a member of the Champaign City Council from 1973 – 1981. […]


City of Champaign Announces Additional Service Alterations

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Neighborhood Programs Division (Neighborhood Services Department) is suspending all new applications for […]


City of Champaign Announces Additional Suspensions to Services

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Code Compliance Division (Neighborhood Services) is suspending all inspections except for cases […]