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Building permits March 31, 2013

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, location, description of the work and estimated cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Ironwood Builders, new single-family home at 5017 Chestnut Grove Drive, $390,000.

14-story building to open at Green, Sixth by August '14

CHAMPAIGN — After 4 years of planning, Bankier Apartments is about to embark on its tallest apartment building yet — a 14-story building at the southwest corner of Sixth and Green streets.

State includes Champaign in incentive to buy vacant homes

CHAMPAIGN — With the number of vacant houses across the nation on the upswing, Illinois is expanding a program that gives buyers of vacant houses up to $10,000 toward their downpayment and closing costs.

Building permits, March 24, 2013

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, location, description of the work and estimated cost.

CHAMPAIGN

KAP Architecture, new multifamily residential and commercial building at 112 E. Green St., $6 million.

Cities differ in handling apartment inspections

URBANA — Marvin Drennan had two days to move out of his roach-infested apartment. The balcony on the outside of his complex was in danger of collapsing, the city said, and he had to go.

"If you gotta go, you gotta go," said Drennan, who is retired now.

Piatt voters will have advisory say on rural lot size

MONTICELLO — Should Piatt County reduce the 20-acre minimum required for home-building on agricultural land? Voters will get a chance to chime in on this issue through an April 9 advisory referendum. The question was placed on the ballot by the Piatt County Board.

Home sales, prices up in February from year earlier

CHAMPAIGN — February home sales in the Champaign County area were up 13.5 percent from a year earlier, the Champaign County Association of Realtors reported.

The association's Multiple Listing Service said 109 single-family homes were sold in February, up from 96 homes in February 2012.

Building permits March 10, 2013

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, location, description of the work and estimated cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Dodds Co., addition to warehouse at 3209 Farber Drive, $2.4 million.

Building permits March 3, 2013

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, location, description of the work and estimated cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Residents moved from three apartment complexes in Urbana

URBANA — Residents of three apartment complexes in southeast Urbana were relocated on Thursday after the city found structural problems with the buildings, and the property manager says he is already working with an engineer to correct the issues.