Housing

Housing

AmeriCorps team to help Danville Habitat rehab houses

DANVILLE — Habitat for Humanity of Danville is getting a much-needed hand with two rehabilitation projects from an AmeriCorps team.

The nine-member team, whose members range in age from 19 to 24, is in town for 6 weeks to help rehab Habitat houses at 1115 N. Robinson St. and 1112 N. Franklin St. and work at the ReStore in downtown Danville.

The house where Lincoln slept

URBANA — Abraham Lincoln slept in this house, though he didn't leave any souvenirs behind.

The home at 404 W. Illinois St., built around 1850, once belonged to Urbana Mayor Ezekiel Boyden.

It had been moved from its original Elm Street address and renovated several times, so it's not obvious how old it is.

Building permits, April 2, 2017

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $25,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Walter Conroy, alteration to multifamily residence at 404 Edgebrook Drive, $35,445.

Building permits, March 26, 2017

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

Champaign

Huisinga Homes, new single-family residence at 5022 Abbey Fields Drive, $322,510.

John Roska: What happens if deed buyer misses payments?

Q: I'm buying a house on a contract. I got behind, and the seller gave me a notice saying I had five days to catch up the missed payments. If I don't, they'll sue to evict me. Don't I get more time, like in a foreclosure case?

Champaign school board to vote on property purchases

CHAMPAIGN — The next step in the $87.1 million plan to build a 21st century Central High School could come in two days.

Bristol Place community plan open to ideas

CHAMPAIGN — A roundabout, community clubhouse and even a neighborhood name change could be part of the upcoming Bristol Place redevelopment project.

Home sales and prices both up in February

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales increased in February compared to a year ago, signaling an early start to the spring market.

According to the Champaign County Association of Realtors, 135 homes were sold, up 5.5 percent from 128 a year ago, the best year in a decade.

Of the homes sold, 49 were in Champaign and 29 were in Urbana.

Building permits, March 19, 2017

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

Champaign

Scott Machin Remodeling, alteration to Ashley Furniture at 602 W. Anthony Drive, $98,800.

Urbana Landmark Hotel developer has big dreams for interior

URBANA — Seated in a dimly lit alcove off the lobby of the shuttered Urbana Landmark Hotel, Dionis Rodriguez said he's got a dream for this place.

And with $9.5 million in public financing involved, he understands there needs to be a public dialogue and a process to make it happen.

But he's hopeful.