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Closed: Request For Proposals: 200 South Vine Street Full Block Site

Date: 
April 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

200 S Vine Request for Proposals

Current Use: Remaining on the site are a vacant one-story former Goodyear Tire building and a paved parking lot; the remainder of the site contains vacant land. 
Lot Size: 76,176 square feet, 1.75 Acres
Population Counts: 84,579 people withing a 10 minute drive, 179,001 withing 20 minutes, and 222,698 within 30.

 

RFP Issuance Date: March 8th, 2018

RFP Responses Due: Monday, April 16th, 2018 12:00pm

Notice of Neighborhood Meetings & Public Hearing

Date: 
December 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to January 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

The City of Urbana and the Urbana HOME Consortium (comprised of the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County/CCRPC) is seeking citizen input regarding community needs for the preparation of the Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The AAP establishes budgets for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Programs.

The dates and places for the scheduled neighborhood meetings and public hearing are as follows:

Development Opportunity: 1102 N Broadway

Date: 
January 31, 2018 (All day)

Current Use: Vacant 30,000 SF former school building
Year Built:  1925, with additions in 1951 and 1954
Lot Size: 3.5 Acres
Building Size: 30,000 SF
Traffic Count: 1,950 ADT

The site overlooks Crystal Lake Park; 144 acres of urban forest, the Saline Branch, Crystal Lake, and the Lake House. The park is also adjacent to Busey Woods, the Anita Purves Nature Center, and Crystal Lake Family Aquatic Center. The site is located across the park from Carle Hospital, with 6,000 employees.

Interested parties should review the attached Fact Sheet or contact the Economic Development Division at (217) 384-2444 for more information.

 Washington School Fact Sheet 

 

Notice of Amendment to Annual Action Plan FY2016-2017, FY2017-2018, & Mini-Action Plan FY2018-2019; Notice of Public Hearing

Date: 
December 1, 2017 - 8:00am to December 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana, as lead entity for the Urbana HOME Consortium, proposes to amend the City of Champaign’s HOME Program budget in the FY 2016-2017 AAP and FY 2017-2018 AAP. Adding rental new construction activities to the City of Champaign Neighborhood Revitalization program is proposed, to provide necessary support for the development of the Bristol Park redevelopment. It is expected to include up to 180 units of affordable rental housing on City of Champaign-owned property bounded by Bradley Avenue to the south, Market Street to the west, Chestnut Street to the east, and Roper Street and the Shadow Wood Mobile Home Park to the north. These funds are expected to be provided to the development team and will complement around $23 million in other financing.  

The City of Urbana proposes to amend the City of Urbana’s CDBG Program budget with regard to Public Facility and Improvement activities. Improvements to the Aspen Court complex is proposed to be added to the CDBG Public Facilities Projects in the FY 2016-2017 and FY 2017-2018 Annual Action Plans, to accommodate proposed funding assistance for the Aspen Court complex.