Highland Green, located at 401 and 403 East Kerr Avenue, will host a grand opening celebration on Monday, December 11th at 12 p.m. A project of Brinshore Development, LLC, of Northbrook, Illinois, in partnership with the Homestead Corporation of Champaign-Urbana and the Housing Authority of Champaign County, Highland Green consists of 33 newly constructed sustainable and affordable residential rental units. The development includes a mix of single-family and duplex units built on land donated by the City of Urbana. Nine of the units are set aside for income-qualifying veterans and their families.
Although work on Highland Green began in November 2016, the project has been many years in the making, starting with the purchase of the 3.1-acre site on Kerr Avenue during 2003-2004. Developing the site was part of the 2005 Mayor and City Council Goals and the 2008 Master Plan Report. In 2011, the City issued a Request for Proposals in search of a developer for the site and ultimately selected the submission from Brinshore Development, LLC and their partners.