Items tagged: Campustown

Campustown Bar Entry Age Temporarily Increased to 21 and Over

Today, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-24. The amended Emergency Order temporarily sets the entry age at 21 and over for all establishments holding a Class A liquor license (bars) in the campus area. There is an exception for campus area bars that serve meals, which are allowed to serve […]


City of Champaign Announces Campus Café and Curbside Pickup Zones

In an effort to help Campustown businesses while indoor dining is temporarily closed, the City of Champaign has created Curbside Pickup Zones and Outdoor Dining Café Areas for Campus area businesses on the 500 and 600 blocks of Green Street. CURBSIDE PICKUP Similar to Downtown Curbside Pickup Zones, patrons on the north side of the […]


MCORE Project 4 – Springfield Avenue at Wright Street Detours

On Monday, August 3, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will begin the installation of storm sewer across Springfield Avenue at Wright Street. Starting August 3, 2020, the west leg of the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Wright Street will be closed to allow for the storm sewer installation across Springfield Avenue. Westbound Springfield Avenue […]


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 […]