Items tagged: downtown champaign

Downtown Champaign Parking Lots to Close at 9:00 PM on Weekends Through Labor Day

Avoid Large Gatherings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 The City of Champaign will continue to promote public safety by closing the City’s downtown parking lots at Neil & Washington and Walnut & Washington at 9:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through September 6, 2020. This change is in response to large social […]


Downtown Champaign Lane Closures (North Neil Street, North Walnut Street, and Main Street)

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance activities, Hoerr Construction, Inc. will have lane closures in Downtown Champaign along Main Street, Neil Street, and Walnut Street. The operations will take place during the daytime hours and no overnight closures are required. Details for the lane closures and dates are provided below. March 9, 2020: […]


Downtown Champaign Commercial District Receives Designation on National Register of Historic Places

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that on January 24, 2020, the United States Department of the Interior and National Park Service added the Champaign Downtown Commercial District to the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. The new Champaign Downtown Commercial District contains 52 contributing and 11 non-contributing structures and […]


Downtown Festival District Designated in Champaign on May 31

Mayor and Liquor Commissioner Deborah Frank Feinen has designated parts of Downtown Champaign as a Festival District from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019. Customers of participating restaurants and bars will be able to purchase and take open containers of alcohol from the licensed premises for consumption on public property located within the boundaries […]


Free Parking Available in Downtown Champaign this December

As a thank you for patronizing Downtown Champaign businesses and restaurants, the City of Champaign is offering free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck from December 1 through December 31. Visitors parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck will receive up to two (2) hours of free parking. Visitors parking longer than two hours […]


Downtown Festival District Designated in Champaign on August 24, 2018

Mayor and Liquor Commissioner Deborah Frank Feinen has designated parts of Downtown Champaign as a Festival District from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018. Customers of participating restaurants and bars will be able to purchase and take open containers of alcohol from the licensed premises for consumption on public property located within the boundaries […]


Downtown TIF Concludes after 36 years of Rebuilding Downtown Champaign

Downtown TIF Concludes after 36 years of Rebuilding Downtown Champaign On Friday, December 15, 2017, the Downtown Tax Increment Financing District officially ended and with it, the primary funding stream for 36 years’ worth of revitalization work.  The Downtown TIF was initially enacted on December 15, 1981 as a tool to reverse years of decline […]


Downtown University Avenue Lane Closures

In order to repair a water service leak on University Avenue, Feutz Contractors will close an eastbound and a westbound lane of University Avenue between Neil Street and Walnut Street. The closure will begin on Monday, October 5, 2015, and will reopen by Monday, October 12, 2015. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be reduced to […]


Outdoor Café Season in Full Swing

This year’s outdoor café season is in full swing in the Center City.  The Planning and Development Department has currently issued 26 permits totally over 11,800 SF of public sidewalk with a capacity of 1,314 patrons.  Since its inception in 1996, the outdoor café program has been credited as one of the major turning points […]