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By the looks of it, there’s a new development planned at Neil and Columbia

By the looks of this real estate listing, there’s a new development in the works for Neil Street and Columbia on the north side of Downtown Champaign. 

Check out the information from the listing:

520 N Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820

520 Neil will be a mix of retail, office and residential uses at the corner of Neil and Columbia Streets on the northern edge of Downtown Champaign.  520 Neil will serve as a gateway into the popular Downtown Champaign area known for its live, work and play environment.  The new 5 story building will be modern and upscale in appearance and include first floor retail, floors 2- 4 will be residential and floor 5 will be a mix of office and residential.  A rooftop deck will be available for residents and office tenants use.

So, it looks like apartments for the most part — with a mixture of commercial and retail space in the bottom. This development would sit close to Koh-i-noor and Columbia Street Roastery.

I couldn’t help but think about this April Fool’s joke from a few years ago with the Quarters, as it sits right next to it.

Top image from the listing.

Executive Editor

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