Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

City of Champaign Earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award Recognition

Keep Champaign Beautiful Program Recognized for Standard of Excellence The City of Champaign has been recognized with the 2018 President’s Circle Award by Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s prestigious community improvement organization.  The City received this honor at Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference February 6 – 8, 2019.  The President’s Circle Award recognizes Keep Champaign […]


City Departments Attend Joint Staff Workshop

On January 10 and 11, the Finance and Neighborhood Services departments attended a joint workshop for Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a personal leadership development and training program.  The two-day session was led by presenter Haydn Shaw, whose 27 years of experience as a workshop leader contributed to an insightful and interactive training […]


Property Maintenance Staff Provides Update on West Kirby Avenue Vacant Structure

Due to outstanding code violations including boarded doors and windows, a property on West Kirby Avenue became subject to the requirements of the vacant nuisance residential buildings ordinance.  Failure of the property owner to comply with the ordinance resulted in the case being forwarded to the City Legal Department for litigation.  As a result of […]


Code Compliance Staff Issues Condemnation of Uninhabitable Space

On February 7, 2019, Property Maintenance Inspectors Cliff Peete and Robert Simmons responded to a referral from the Champaign Fire Department due to observations made when responding to a call for service. During the property maintenance inspection, the property owner was present, and inspectors discovered there were no smoke or carbon monoxide detectors located inside […]


City Employees Set New Records for Charitable Giving

In 2018, the City of Champaign once again participated in the Combined Charities Campaign that was organized by the United Way of Champaign County.  Each year, the City participates in this campaign by encouraging City employees to donate to a wide variety of local, state, and national charitable organizations.  The campaign wrapped up late last […]


Bristol Place Project Contractors Workshop

Trades & Subcontractors and interested parties are invited to attend The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that AHDVS, LLC, and Carlson Construction will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to continue conversations with interested contractors/subcontractors for the Bristol Place bidding.  The workshop will start with a presentation by Jim Roberts of […]


City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter weather arriving early this year, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2-inches or greater. […]


With Financial Closing Complete, Bristol Place Construction Ramping Up. Announcing Contracting and Employment Opportunities

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that the financial closing of the Bristol Place Residences finished on November 8, 2018.  With the time-consuming work related to the closing completed, construction is now on track for an early 2020 completion.  The City is now focused on the significant economic impact this project will provide […]


Bristol Place Residences Construction Underway

The rebuilding of the Bristol Place neighborhood is now underway as work has begun on the first of two phases of construction.  The first phase of Bristol Place Residences includes 90 new housing units consisting of 64 single-family homes and 26 townhome units.  Work on this first phase is expected to be complete by March […]


City Assists Home Owners Association Reclaim Detention Ponds

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce that on October 12, 2018, the Timberline Valley South Home Owners Association (HOA) successfully reacquired their neighborhood’s detention ponds and commons area back from an out of town Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). The LLC acquired the ponds and commons area through a tax sale in April 2017. […]