Items tagged: Planning and Development Department

Hedge POP! Park Wins Award from the American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter

2022 Diversity and Social Change Award Recipient The City of Champaign is proud to announce that the American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) has recognized the City with the 2022 Diversity and Social Change Award for the Hedge POP! Park project. Hedge POP! Park is an interim outdoor improvement project on the site of […]

City Planners Represent the City of Champaign at the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association Annual Conference

Staff from the Planning and Development Department participated in the annual conference of the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association October 6-8 in Normal. The conference is an opportunity to share practices with other communities and to showcase work being done in Champaign. Zoning Administrator Ben LeRoy organized and presented a panel discussion entitled […]

City Planning Staff Tours Costco

Planning and Development Department staff was invited to tour the progress on the Costco Wholesale store being built on north Neil Street next to Marketplace Mall.  Giving the tour were the new store managers who all recently relocated to Champaign.  The Costco will be 185,000 square feet in a new building located where the former Bergner’s Department […]

City of Champaign Announces Additional Suspensions to Services

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Code Compliance Division (Neighborhood Services) is suspending all inspections except for cases […]

Planning and Development Department Completes Website Upgrade

The Planning and Development Department recently launched their redesigned department webpages. The new pages include several updated features, including a new visual interface, quick links to the services most commonly requested of the department, and several new features, like assistance with conducting historical research on a property. The site is organized by the department’s major areas of […]