Housing

Housing

Where It All Started: Monticello's Hutson House a 'constant work in progress'

MONTICELLO — Millionaire's Row needs an archaeologist to fully appreciate how some of the massive houses grew from humbler sizes, as well as altogether different architectural styles.

Keddy Hutson is an architect, and he can tell from foundations, as well as old photos, just how North State Street — a nationally designated historic district — has evolved.

Building permits, Aug. 20, 2017

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $25,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

DeYoung Design & Build Inc., repair at multifamily residence at 205 E. Armory Ave, $90,000.

UI frats' new houses, renovations impress visitors, members alike

CHAMPAIGN — Like a handful of his fraternity brothers, Matt Rowley, president of the Chi Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Illinois, moved his belongings into the brothers' new house Thursday morning.

"It really blows you away the first time you come in," he said.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 17-24, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AGRONOMY DAY

Developer has a different idea for proposed indoor UI sports arena

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign developer Peter Fox believes there's a better site for an indoor University of Illinois multisports center: right across the street from State Farm Center, at the southwest corner of St. Mary's Road and Fourth Street.

And next to his I Hotel and Conference Center.

Home construction slumps in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low.

Champaign council gives green light to new housing in southwest

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve adding eight new single-family homes and a clubhouse to the Legends of Champaign subdivision near the Curtis Road-Interstate 57 interchange, with a few council members critiquing how the homes will be lined with yard lights instead of street lights.

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County set to finish 100th home

CHAMPAIGN — Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County will celebrate the completion of its 100th home next week.

Urbana council gives initial OK to allocating housing funds

Hear from mayor Diane Marlin Wednesday at 7:40 on WDWS.

URBANA — The city council gave initial unanimous approval Monday to the allocation of Urbana HOME Consortium funds for Courage Connection, Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and Navicore Solutions.

Building permits, Aug. 13, 2017

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $25,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Robby Cekander Home Services, alteration to single-family residence at 3401 Weeping Cherry Court, $38,300.