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Public Auction of 1301 East Washington Street

Date: 
November 1, 2018 - 11:00am

Notice of Public Sale of Real Property

Notice is hereby given that on November 1st, 2018 the City of Urbana, of Champaign County, Illinois (hereinafter “City”) shall sell at public sale by auction, which auction shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures described herein, at 11:00 a.m. o’clock in the City Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana Illinois, the following described property (“Property”):

Property Address:  1301 East Washington Street, Urbana, Illinois   
Property Identification No: 92-21-16-327-011

New Development For Downtown Urbana

Date: 
October 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

The City of Urbana and Green Street Realty have entered into a Letter Of Intent for the redevelopment of the 200 block of South Vine Street in Downtown Urbana.

Mayor Diane Marlin noted that this project will be the first new residential construction in downtown Urbana since 2005, when the Stratford Residences were built.

“The new development at 200 S. Vine St. will add much-needed housing options in the heart of our city for families, empty-nesters, professionals, and students,” Marlin said. “Our downtown is well-suited to support more residential development, with grocery stores, restaurants, drug stores, fitness studios, schools, mass transit routes, and essential services within easy walking distance. It’s also very close to major employment centers such as the University of Illinois campus, Carle Foundation Hospital, and Champaign County government offices.”

Annual Rental Property Registration Begins October 15

Combined LogosDo you have a rental home?

The City of Urbana requires the annual registration and payment of a fee for all rental properties in the City. The fees are located in the Schedule of Fees.

Urbana recently launched a new online system for Rental Registration using a cloud-based program called Citizenserve.

The City of Urbana portal for online registration of your rental property can be accessed at the following link: https://www.citizenserve.com/urbanaillinois

Rental Registration Program Information

For questions or additional information, please contact The Building Safety Division at 217-384-2443.

Urbana Bike Plan to be Recognized

The Illinois Municipal Policy Journal has selected the City of Urbana to be featured in its upcoming fall 2018 publication. Specifically, the feature will concentrate on the Urbana Bicycle Master Plan, a comprehensive strategy that improves bicycle transportation in and around the City.

"Our collected data states that 6.7 percent of Urbana residents bike to work," Lauren Crabtree of the IMPJ said.

The data also states that bicycle fatalities have decreased by 6 percent in Urbana. Crabtree said that is greatly significant and indicates the intense work that Urbana has put into bike travel is having positive results.

Artist of the Corridor Exhibition

Urbana Public Arts Program Announces An Artist of the Corridor Exhibition by Christopher Evans

SCENES OF DOWNTOWN is a collection of illustrated works exploring Downtown Urbana and its people in a wide variety of settings--from cafes to public parks, music venues to markets. These pictures are original sketches done on site, as it happens. The artist sketches the life around him as he sits in a coffee shop, a tavern, or listens to live music. Every attempt is made to present the facts as they present themselves, letting the scene express whatever beauty there might be in ordinary life. Come witness a capturing of the uniqueness of Downtown Urbana.