Bristol Place Redevelopment Plan
Client: City of Champaign
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Awards: 2014 CNU Illinois Charter Award
The 30-acre Bristol Place neighborhood on Champaign’s north side is slated to undergo major changes in coming years. The area currently suffers from low property values, absentee landlords, and lack of retail options in the area. The plan proposes an ambitious way forward and provides physical site plan for a complete neighborhood that is affordable, connected, and safe for residents.
From the beginning, the project’s Steering Committee knew they wanted a true neighborhood, not just a “development.” This led them to prioritize a complete neighborhood that prioritized affordability with a mix of ownership opportunities. It was also a high priority that residents who currently live in the neighborhood are able to afford to return. The plan provides a wide diversity of housing types including duplexes, triplexes, townhomes, detached single family, and multifamily senior buildings. These units can attract a broad range of residents– singles, families, and seniors, with options to both rent or buy. It also highlights the natural assets of the area and uses strategic physical interventions to increase beauty and value. The project was designed to achieve LEED-ND certification.