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City of Urbana is ready to go ahead with a Downtown residential development

The city has entered into a Letter of Intent with Green Street Reality to begin development on the 200 block of S. Vine Street. If you’re interested in learning more, you can attend an open house at the City of Urbana building on October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. followed by a tour of Green Street Realty multi-family residences. From Mayor Diane Marlin:

“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.” 

According to the press release, the proposed townhome-style development contains 42 two- and three-story units which would include a mix of two and three-bedroom floor plans, with some that could be adapted for handicapped accessibility. Some of the units will have private garages as well.

Comments on the proposed project may be emailed to: [email protected]

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