Housing

Housing

... but many permits are needed to get things rolling

CHAMPAIGN — It's going to take an array of city services to get the Burnham Mansion moved a block away from its current site on Champaign's West Church Street.

Preservationist Chris Enck has met with representatives of several city government departments to discuss his plans to relocate the mansion, but has yet to apply for the permits he's going to need, city officials said Thursday.

Preservationist says he's up for challenge of moving Burnham Mansion ...

CHAMPAIGN — Planning and moving a 134-year-old sprawling landmark one block in one month's time isn't Chris Enck's most daunting career challenge.

The Winnetka preservationist has been here before — for one, when he was tasked with hauling a home from one Chicago suburb, Wilmette, to another, Evanston.

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New Vermilion housing authority board cuts executive director loose

ROSSVILLE — The new board of commissioners for the Vermilion County Housing Authority decided Tuesday to end the agency's contract with its executive director, according to the board's chairman.

As of Tuesday, R.M. Jackson will no longer serve as executive director, said Chairman Lon Henderson.

Champaign council gives initial OK to neighborhood zoning changes

CHAMPAIGN — Changes to building design and development standards in neighborhoods immediately west and south of downtown were introduced Tuesday in an effort to maintain the districts' architectural style.

Chicago evicts homeless from downtown camp

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of Chicago's homeless have been forced to pack up their belongings and leave an area along the Chicago River they have long called their own.

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless staff stood nearby as city workers drilled holes to erect tall poles that would fence off the encampment known as the "Triangle."

Unit 4 board less than enthused about news of Burnham's new site

CHAMPAIGN — Christopher Enck didn't save Burnham Mansion in its proverbial 11th hour.

In fact, that time had come and gone: The Winnetka preservationist, who bought the mansion from Unit 4 for $10 last month with plans to relocate it, had missed two district-set deadlines to inform officials where it would go.

Danville officials surprised by latest sale of Bresee Tower

DANVILLE — For the second time in less than a year, Danville city officials were surprised to hear the landmark Bresee Tower building has new owners.

"Certainly, we were very surprised to hear the news," Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said Monday after the sale was announced by Scottie Porter, executive director of the Alabama-based nonprofit Historic Restoration Inc.

Burnham Mansion's new home would be one block to east

CHAMPAIGN — The Burnham Mansion will be spared, after all.

Christopher Enck, the Winnetka preservationist who planned to relocate the historic house, emailed Unit 4 officials Monday evening to confirm that he'd secured a new home for the mansion.

Building permits, June 10, 2018

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Charles and Donna Stephens, new single-family residence at 3908 Tallgrass Drive, $185,000.