Items tagged: Campustown

MCORE Project 4 – Traffic Pattern Changes and Closures

On Monday, September 23, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will change over from working on the east half of Wright Street to working on the west half of Wright Street. This will result in several traffic pattern changes. A few key items are highlighted below; please see the attached traffic pattern exhibit for more […]


City’s Building Safety Division Inspects HUB Project

The Building Safety Division recently inspected the massive amount of reinforcing bars put into place for the foundation of the $50.5 million HUB project in Campustown.  The foundation pour will require 3,700 cubic yards of concrete delivered by 405 concrete trucks. The HUB is a 17-story building that will include 322 apartments, parking, and a Target store.


MCORE Project 2018 Wrap-Up (White Street Reopened to Traffic)

The majority of work on MCORE Project 2 & 3 wrapped up Monday, with the reopening of White Street to through traffic between Second Street and Wright Street. The newly improved corridor of White Street contains wider driving lanes, bike lanes, new landscaping, improved sidewalks, and additional lighting. The intersection of Fourth Street and White […]


Champaign Recognized with Planning Award

The American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) has recognized the City of Champaign with its 2018 “Best Practice” Award for the City’s elimination of minimum parking requirements in and around Campustown and Downtown. Minimum parking requirements are a land use regulation requiring each new building to have a certain amount of parking based on its […]


MCORE PROJECT CONSTRUCTION WORK TO EXPAND LOCATIONS

MCORE Project Construction Work To Expand Locations On Monday, May 14, the following locations will be added to construction activities related to the MCORE Project: • Green Street between Third Street and Fourth Street. Green Street will be CLOSED, including the intersection of Third Street & Green Street. Green Street will remain closed at this […]


MCORE Project Construction Work to Restart on March 5

MCORE Project Construction Work to Restart on March 5 On Monday, March 5 work will begin on the 2018 phases of the MCORE Project including: Construction on Third St. – north and south of Green St. Green St. will remain open to vehicular traffic, however work will occur on the sidewalks on Green St. between […]


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

With winter weather approaching, 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” or greater. The City of […]


Recycling and Donating During Move-In/Out

Recycling and Donating During Move-In/Out Cardboard-Only Dumpsters As the fall semester begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign is holding a Cardboard Dumpster Event for Feed the Thing During Move In/Out from August 18-27, 2017. Cardboard dumpsters will be placed around the Campustown area with the purpose of providing students living in multifamily buildings […]


Visit Champaign County Sharing Use of Center City Kiosks

The five sidewalk kiosks located in Downtown, Midtown and Campustown will now display events promoted by Visit Champaign County (VCC).  VCC will utilize one side of each kiosk leaving the other side available for the Center City Map and promotion of other events in the Center City.  The use of the kiosks will still  be coordinated […]


MCORE Work to Start this Spring on Green and White Streets

MCORE Work to Start this Spring on Green and White Streets The transformative $44 Million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project will start improving mobility in the core of our community when work begins this spring. Project partners (the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), in […]