The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a residence at 4309 Stonebridge Ct., May 26, 2022, at 2:06 a.m. Firefighters deployed multiple hose lines and worked from outside the home to extinguish the fire and protect nearby homes. Once on the scene that morning, firefighters were informed that one occupant remained unaccounted for […]
A fire damaged a house in late January beyond repair. A Property Maintenance Inspector issued a notice to the owner that the property was Condemned for Occupancy and needed to be demolished. The owner stated that he was getting bids for the demolition of the structures. Several weeks passed without activity at the property. The […]
In order to complete demolition near Daniel Street and Sixth Street, J H Findorff will close Daniel Street between Sixth Street and Wright Street. The closure will occur on Saturday, December 21, 2019, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Through traffic will not be allowed in this block during the closure.
A property on North Fourth Street has been demolished following a lengthy inspection and abatement process. In August 2015, the property owner’s failure to correct outstanding code violations resulted in the requirement to register the structure as a vacant nuisance residential building. Unfortunately, the property owner did not register the property or complete any rehabilitation […]
Vacant structures can pose a threat to public safety, not only to neighborhood residents but also police and fire responders. Buildings with securing boards often remain in that condition for extended periods of time. The condition of these buildings materially increases the risk of fire to the building and adjacent properties. Their dilapidated appearance negatively […]
ICD Ironhorse recently completed demolition of the fire damaged structure located at 506 N. Ash. The property has been vacant and boarded since April 2006. Susan Jones, Property Maintenance Inspector, contacted the owner in June of 2015 to register the property as a Vacant Nuisance Residential Building. Unfortunately, the owner did not complete a property rehabilitation. […]
Contractors wishing to bid on the next and FINAL round of Bristol Place demolitions must submit their application for the Bristol Place Demolition Contractor Pool to the City of Champaign, Neighborhood Services Department no later than 4 p.m., August 1. All contractors that meet the requirements and are approved for the Bristol Place Demolition Contractor […]
Bristol Place demolition contractor Champaign Economic Restoration Endeavors Inc. (C.E.R.E.) discovered cisterns on two of the properties they were demolishing in Bristol Place, 1210 N. Market and 112 E. Garwood. Neighborhood Services staff issued a “Stop Work Order” for both of the properties and contacted Sims Drilling LLC to assess the properties.
Following a bank foreclosure, the house at 1202 W. Walnut was donated to the City of Champaign as part of the Community Revitalization Program. Under the program, an interior inspection was completed by Rehabilitation Technician Joe Lewis and Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete to determine if the structure was feasible for renovation. Unfortunately, the cost to renovate […]
Due to a court order, an Expedited Demolition is underway at 608 E. Columbia. To coordinate the project, an Invitation to Bid was posted on the City of Champaign’s Website and a Public Notice was placed in the News Gazette on November 20 & 27. On December 2, a bid opening was held in which […]