Housing

Mobile home residents will have to move from city-owned land

URBANA — With 10 months to get out, families in nine mobile homes off of Glover Avenue are fearing the worst after the city bought the land they live on and their landlord said they have to move.


More apartments planned on Green Street

CHAMPAIGN — Look for yet another large apartment complex along the Green Street corridor in Campustown.

This time, the site is the former Champaign Builders Supply property between Green and John streets, immediately east of the Canadian National railroad tracks and west of Locust Street.


Council backs development on University

CHAMPAIGN — In what was called an "unusual" case of a developer working closely with neighborhood residents, the city council on Tuesday night gave the final OK for a large student housing complex to go up on the eastern edge of the city.


Habitat building homes fast in Gifford

GIFFORD — Several 2-by-4s rested on the floor of Benjamin and Christy Calhoun's new home going up in Gifford.

Some of the boards simply had names written on them. Others had drawings and best wishes. The boards were sold by Loda United Methodist Church as a way to make money for a blitz build in Gifford.


Building permits, June 1, 2014

Listed are recent permits 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, description and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Armstrong Construction, new single-family home at 2009 Savanna Drive, $228,500.


In the market for a new home? Hoodle wants your clicks

CHAMPAIGN — If you want to build a new home but don't know precisely where, you may want to huddle with Hoodle.

Hoodle (rhymes with "noodle") is a new website that provides all kinds of information about subdivisions under development in the Champaign-Urbana area, as well as other parts of Illinois.


Agency eyes senior housing in St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH — Affordable elderly housing may be coming to St. Joseph.

At a meeting with the village board this week, Ed Bland of the Champaign County Housing Authority said the agency has located land for sale within St. Joseph that would allow 10 housing units to be built.


Building permits, May 25, 2014

Listed are recent permits 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, description and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Ironwood Builders, new single-family home at 2107 Leahs Lane, $330,000.


New housing appointees share mayor's vision

DANVILLE — An almost entirely new board will be in place soon at the Danville Housing Authority, and the Danville mayor hopes his new appointees will lead the way to a transformation of public housing in the city.


Loan to beef up security at complex

CHAMPAIGN — Security improvements at the Hamilton on the Park housing complex will cost the Housing Authority of Champaign County — at least temporarily — after board members on Thursday agreed to loan the owners up to $200,000.


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