Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Residents Can Help Beautify Neighborhoods and Reduce Localized Flooding When They “Adopt A Drain”

Residents Can Help Beautify Neighborhoods and Reduce Localized Flooding When They “Adopt A Drain” The City of Champaign invites residents and property owners to help keep their neighborhoods beautiful and prevent potential localized street flooding by participating in the City’s new “Adopt A Drain” program.  This new program allows volunteers to sign up to “adopt” […]


Neighborhood Programs – HUD Monitoring Visit

From July 15-19, 2019, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducted onsite monitoring of the City of Champaign’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.  The City received the HUD monitoring visit results on September 16, and is excited to report there were no Findings and no Concerns.  The purpose of the visit […]


City Staff Represents at Booth During C-U Days

The City of Champaign staffed a booth at the annual Champaign-Urbana Days celebration held on Saturday August 10.  The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination division organized the City’s engagement effort for the event with staff representatives from the Neighborhood Services Department, the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights, and the Champaign Police Department providing additional […]


Hundreds Gather Around the STAR Longest Table

The first Champaign STAR Longest Table event was held on Monday, August 12, at the City View Banquet & Meeting Center in the Illinois Terminal building.  Although the event was previously scheduled as an outdoor event, it was moved inside due to inclement weather. 235 people pre-registered online, and even the threat of thunderstorms could […]


Longest Table Moved Indoors & Main Street Road Closure Update

The City of Champaign’s 2019 STAR Longest Table event is being moved indoors due to forecasted weather this afternoon and evening. Main Street between Neil Street and Walnut Street will remain open to all traffic and Fremont Street will not be blocked Registered participants for 2019 STAR Longest Table should go to Cityview Banquet Center […]


City Staff Participates in ePrism Contractor Training at Bristol Place

Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department attended a contractor training event on site at the Bristol Place Residences construction trailer on Wednesday, July 31.  Contractors learned how to use Eprism software to find, track, and hire potential employees that have registered through the system.  This system allows the developer to track local and/or low-income persons […]


Bristol Place Residences Taking Shape

The City of Champaign and its development partners are excited to share the latest construction and leasing information for Bristol Place Residences, located at the corner of Bradley Avenue and Market Street. This public/private partnership includes the City of Champaign, the Housing Authority of Champaign County and AHDVS, LLC. As of late July, Bristol Place […]


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 […]