Updated: plans for Champaign housing project back in motion

Updated: plans for Champaign housing project back in motion

A new version of a proposed housing complex in Champaign could go before the city's plan commission next month.

The Latitude Development project is proposed for the area immediately north of University Avenue between Fifth and Wright.  It at first received pushback from residents in the area who said the complex would cause traffic congestion and raise the cost of living among other things.
The project's developer Chase Sorrick recently withdrew his application for the development to consider that feedback.  And now, Sorrick said the application has been resubmitted to the city with a five story and a six story building along University instead of along Park Street to the north.

Sorrick added that the space along Park Street will be open air space used for things like parking.

Meanwhile, Claudia Lennhoff of Champaign County Health Care Consumers is one of the people working with Sorrick and local residents on the issue.  She said the early opinion on the new layout is positive.

The city of Champaign said the development could go before the plan commission on May 21.

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