City-owned parking lot in downtown Urbana.

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February 26, 2019 - News Local/State

Urbana Arts-Themed Residential Project Cancelled

The city of Urbana and Brinshore Development have agreed to pull the plug on an arts-centered residential development that was planned to go up on a city-owned parking lot just across Illinois Street from Lincoln Square Mall.


The Boneyard Creek, seen from Hickory Street on the north side of Champaign.

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February 13, 2019 - News Local/State

Bids Invited For Work On New Boneyard Improvement Project

Flood control and beautification measures along the Boneyard Creek have had a dramatic impact on Champaign’s Mid-town and Campustown areas over the last several years. Now, the city is calling for construction bids on the first phase of work on the Boneyard in the north end.


City-owned parking lot in downtown Urbana.

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December 20, 2018 - News Local/State

Arts-Centered Residential Development Planned For Downtown Urbana

A new four-story development in downtown Urbana would combine the arts with living space. Plans for the $20 million “Urbana Arts” development were announced by the city of Urbana late Wednesday. The project is to be built on a city-owned parking lot (previously single-family homes) on East Illinois Street, just south of Lincoln Square Mall.


The Urbana City Building

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November 26, 2018 - News Local/State

Urbana Hires Firm For Facilities Master Plan

The city of Urbana has hired a consulting firm to create a thirty-year master plan for city facilities. The project has been one of Diane Marlin’s priorities as mayor of Urbana, and something she says is 15 to 20 years overdue for the city.


Champaign City Building

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September 19, 2018 - News Local/State

New Zoning Rules For Older Champaign Neighborhoods

New zoning rules for Champaign’s five “In-Town” zoning districts passed the Champaign City Council Tuesday night with a last-minute compromise. 


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