Items tagged: neighborhood

Justice Victim Advocates Canvass Neighborhoods in Response to Shooting Incident 

Justice Victim Advocates Jarrel Young and Eric Toga (Equity and Engagement Department) canvassed Heritage Rd., Clayton Blvd., and Pomona Dr. in Champaign for a Community Gun Violence Response Meeting scheduled for September 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Parkland College. The meeting is in response to a recent shooting incident in the neighborhood. Door-to-door canvassing helps […]


Hedge POP! Park Now WIFI Accessible

Hedge POP! Park now includes public WIFI hotspots thanks to the recently installed Mesh++ solar-powered WIFI system. Visitors can now stay connected to the Internet on their laptop, smartphone, tablet, and other mobile devices while enjoying the amenities the park offers. The WIFI equipment was configured and prepared by Anh Tran and Deonte Young (Information […]


Eisner Park CommYOUnity Block Party

On August 18, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department closed their CommYOUnity – It Takes You To Make It Work! Campaign with a neighborhood  block party at Eisner Park. More than 100 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food, games, and music. Resource and information vendors included representatives from the Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, the Champaign […]


Unit 4 Facilities – Dr. Howard Elementary School

Neighborhood Services staff met with Champaign Unit 4 School officials to discuss public engagement strategies related to the redevelopment of school facilities.  The initial meeting discussed the redevelopment of Dr. Howard Elementary School and the desire of school officials to host several community meetings to generate input concerning proposed construction plans.  NSD will work with Champaign […]


Garden Hills Sector Engagement

The Neighborhood Services Department, in conjunction with CU Area Project, hosted the final Sector Engagement Recruitment Meeting in Garden Hills on January 23, 2016.  The Sector Engagement meetings were designed to identify and recruit sector leaders and block captains to assist in citizen participation and engagement efforts, to ensure representation from all sectors of the […]


Bristol Place LEED-ND Master Wins Award

The Bristol Place LEED-ND Master Plan has won the award for “Best Neighborhood Plan” with the Illinois Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). CNU is a national organization which promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. The Illinois Chapter of the CNU conducts an annual awards program to […]


North 1st Street/Daily Bread

Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin facilitated an introductory meeting between representatives from the Daily Bread and existing North First Street Businesses.  Also in attendance representing the City were Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear, Planning and Economic Development Director Bruce Knight, Champaign Police Sgt. Tom Foster, and Councilmember Will Kyles.  The issues of concern outlined by Will Jones […]


Bristol Place Offer Letters

NSD completed a mass mailing to both tenants and property owners in the Bristol Place Neighborhood advising them of the City’s interest in purchasing their property.  Letters to the tenants explained that they were not being asked to move, just being made aware that we are in contact with the owners of their homes about […]


Parking Lot Repair – 51 E. Marketview Drive

In June 2014, the Neighborhood Code Compliance Division received a complaint regarding a damaged storm drain inlet located in a private driveway east of Taco Bell Restaurant. After receiving the complaint, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete responded and issued a violation notice to the property owner. Due to the extensive amount of work required, it […]