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.
Premier Homes of Illinois, new single-family home at 4816 Sandcherry Drive, $495,000.
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.
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.
Fifth Day Restaurants LLC, alteration for TGI Friday's restaurant at 103 W. Marketview Drive, $602,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 — 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 — 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.