Housing

Housing

Building permits, April 5, 2015

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, description, site and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

J. Maki Construction, alteration for dental office at 1903 W. Springfield Ave., $186,000.

Building permits, March 29, 2015

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, description, site and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Andrew Fell Architecture & Design, new multifamily residence at 314 E. White St., $1.7 million.

Heath & Vaughn puts mansion up for sale

CHAMPAIGN — The historic Ross Mattis home that houses Heath & Vaughn Funeral Home is listed for sale.

But owner Chuck Vaughn wants it understood that even if the house sells, the funeral home will stay in business.

It's Your Business: Developers firm up plans for apartment projects

And now, an update on a few student apartment projects coming to the Campustown area ...

— First off, Chris Saunders and Scott Cochrane have revised plans for their redevelopment of the Marquette School site.

Building permits, March 22, 2015

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, description, site and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Herschman Architects, new shell building for future retail at Market Place Shopping Center, 2000 N. Neil St., $3,250,000.

Building permits, March 15, 2015

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, description, site and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

G.T. Hardwick Architects, new multifamily residence, retail space and parking at 401 E. University Ave., $3,844,000.

Banker decries cost of Dodd-Frank

CHAMPAIGN — Small community banks are reeling from the cost of complying with the Dodd-Frank Act, the chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association said.

And in some cases, their customers are feeling the restrictions of Dodd-Frank, too.

Paxton OKs bedbug ordinance

PAXTON — Landlords better not let the bedbugs bite, or they'll face a $100-per-day fine.

Paxton City Council members voted 5-1 to amend the city's Code of Ordinances to require landlords to keep their rental units free of bedbugs, or face fines.

Abbeyfield updates board on progress

T. JOSEPH — The village this week received an update on progress of the Abbeyfield House, a senior home that's been in the planning stages for years.

Restore or rebuild?

MONTICELLO — Scott and Callie Jo McFarland sometimes wonder whether they're crazy for buying an old farmstead south of Monticello.

"We've had a couple of people including my parents tell us, 'You bought that?' " Callie Jo related. "It's hard to tell whether it's surprise or shock."