Housing

Building permits, Nov. 10, 2013

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

Broeren Russo Construction, alteration to second floor of multifamily residence at 512 E. Green St., $650,000.


Building permits, Nov. 3, 2013

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

Smith/Burgett Architects, alteration for John Deere office at 2021 S. First St., #101, $277,670.


Downtown apartment building proposed

CHAMPAIGN — A five-story apartment building has been proposed for downtown Champaign, with the intent of serving people who want to walk to their downtown jobs.

Michael Markstahler and Janice Juraska plan to build The Quarters on the parking lot across the street from Escobar Restaurant, 6 E. Columbia Ave., C, provided the city council grants waivers for the project.


Habitat homeowner moving up, deeding home back to agency

BEMENT — Crystal Grimes was thrilled to become a homeowner in 2010 thanks to Habitat for Humanity Piatt County.

Now someone else will have the same opportunity to own the 1,350-square-foot, three-bedroom house in Bement that she has called home for the last three years.


Building permits, Oct. 27, 2013

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

HSB Architects, alteration for Panda Express restaurant at 627 S. Wright St., $711,384.


A regional ripple effect from Chanute closure

Thomasboro Mayor Bradley Morris remembers a time when his community was growing.

"It seemed like every three, four years they were putting in a new street," Morris said.

And then Chanute Air Force Base closed. It was Sept. 30, 1993, and the growth went the other way.


It's Your Business: Japanese restaurant leads slew of dining news

Jin Park is bringing two innovative concepts to Champaign — a Japanese restaurant that will open soon in Campustown and a restaurant/bar/karaoke lounge destined for downtown Champaign.

Sakanaya, the Japanese restaurant, is expected to open to the general public Nov. 8 at 403 E. Green St., C, Park said. He plans to host some invitation-only gatherings there before then.


Criminal charges dismissed against landlord

URBANA — Criminal charges against a landlord accused of swapping fire safety equipment to fool city officials have been dismissed in a case of what essentially amounts to "double jeopardy."

Paul Zerrouki, who was accused of two counts of criminal housing management, has also paid his overdue property maintenance fines to the city and is square as of Tuesday, city officials said.


Security measures urged at Fair Oaks

Residents want cameras, fencing to deter crime

DANVILLE — In the six years that Arthur Davis Jr. has lived in public housing at Mer Che Manor apartments, he has seen nonresidents loitering inside the multistory building and on the grounds, causing problems, even selling drugs.


Building permits, Oct. 20, 2013

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


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