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Building permits 9/30/2012

Listed are permits issued recently 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 and description of work and the estimated cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Premier Homes of Illinois, new single-family home at 4816 Sandcherry Drive, $495,000.


Revised vacant buildings proposal going to Champaign council

CHAMPAIGN — City administrators again plan to consult the city council on a vacant buildings ordinance, which they say will help officials deal with nuisance properties in a more timely manner.


Building permits 9/23/2012

Listed are permits issued recently for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

CHAMPAIGN

Fifth Day Restaurants LLC, alteration for TGI Friday's restaurant at 103 W. Marketview Drive, $602,000.


Council OKs housing board appointment over objection

CHAMPAIGN — A small political battle broke out Tuesday night over a mayoral appointment to a countywide housing board with the pastor of Bethel AME church stuck in the middle.


Renovated Inman Place awaits permit

CHAMPAIGN — Residents could start moving into the newly renovated Inman Place senior living center this week, if a city inspection today (Tuesday, Sept. 18) results in a conditional occupancy permit.

Monsignor Albert Hallin is ready.


Developer proposes student apartments on University

URBANA — A Florida developer has resurrected plans for a student apartment complex on the north side of University Avenue in Urbana.

The Bainbridge Cos. plan to build the five-story,197-unit complex with beds for 510 students in the 1000 block of West University Avenue.


August home sales 36 percent ahead of last year

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales in the Champaign County area continued at a strong clip in August, running 36 percent ahead of the same month last year.

A total of 287 home sales were closed in August, up from 211 home sales in August 2011, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service.


Gerard pick for housing authority board could sway Bristol Park decision

CHAMPAIGN — Mayor Don Gerard said he planned to finish interviews of three candidates for an appointment to the Housing Authority of Champaign County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.


Danville officials hope Bresee Tower's 'endangered' status will attract developer

DANVILLE — The nation's Endangered Species Act has about a 99 percent success rate in protecting plants and animals vulnerable to extinction.

Local officials hope Illinois' Top 10 Most Endangered Historic Places list has the same success rate for the 95-year-old Bresee Tower, which made that list this year.


Urbana neighborhood kicks off initiative this weekend

URBANA — The public is invited to the dedication of the Lierman Neighborhood Community Garden and the kick-off of the Let's Move! initiative on Saturday.

The program begins at 1 p.m. at the corner of Lierman Avenue and Washington Street in Urbana and lasts until 3 p.m.

Raised bed planters were constructed at the site last month after months of planning by area residents.