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Housing

Building permits, June 26, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $45,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

MSA Architects, tenant fit-out for dental office at 3002 Crossing Court, $330,000.

It's Your Business: Baxter's readies second home

Baxter's American Grille is set to open in the former TGI Friday's/Prairie Fire space at 100 Trade Center Drive, C, near the end of August, according to the restaurant's director of operations, Chelsea Heffernan.

"We take occupancy of the space on Aug. 10, and we anticipate it will take 10 to 15 days to complete training," Heffernan said.

Building permits, June 19-26, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $45,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

C-U Under Construction, second-story addition to single-family residence at 413 Avondale Ave., $97,950.

Go figure, June 15, 2016

A numerical look at local headlines

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Consecutive months that sales of residential homes in the Champaign County area have been up compared to the same period the previous year.

'Back to the drawing board'

URBANA — Champaign County Board Chairwoman Pattsi Petrie responded to a call for her resignation over a canceled appointment to the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners by admitting that the appointment process is flawed and saying the county is going back to the drawing board.

Building permits, June 12, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $45,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Sunbuilt Homes, addition to single-family residence at 14 Greencroft Drive, $169,604.

Area update: Fisher hits agency's purchase of land it can't use

FISHER — The Champaign County Housing Authority has purchased four parcels of land totaling 2.15 acres on Fisher's northwest side, where it wanted to construct 12-15 units of senior housing.

Opponents glad that apartment plans were withdrawn

URBANA — When Ruth Ross heard that Green Street Realty Owner Chris Saunders withdrew the planned development application for Lincoln Plaza, the would-be neighbor of the student apartment building was overjoyed.

"It would've made a big difference to the neighborhood," Ross said of the loudly-opposed, five-story development at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Nevada Street.

Developer withdraws application for Urbana apartments

URBANA — An application for a widely opposed development at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Nevada Street in Urbana has been withdrawn.

Report details fines for building safety violations

URBANA — While Urbana landlord Paul Zerrouki recently made the news when he was ordered to pay $473,700 in fines for structural violations that lasted more than two years, most building safety violations are for much smaller amounts.