http://www.news-gazette.com/news/lo...but_cautious_--_about_lincoln_hall_renovationOfficials confident -- but cautious -- about Lincoln Hall renovation
The planning and design phase of the project should wrap up by the end of this month, and come Aug. 25, when the UI fall semester starts, classes will be held in places like Wohlers Hall and Smith Memorial Music Hall instead of Lincoln Hall.
The state has released the $5 million for the planning phase, but the additional $55 million estimated for the building's renovation looks unlikely this year after the Legislature failed to pass a capital bill.
UI Social Work building construction set to start in SeptemberBuild-out construction is expected to begin this September in the new Gregory Place East building for the University of Illinois School of Social Work.
The school, which currently has offices and classrooms in three different buildings on Oregon Street in Urbana, will eventually occupy more than 30,000 square feet of space in the multi-use building on the east side of campus. The building, at 300 S. Gregory St., U, will house the school, apartments, a Provena Medical Group clinic and retail.
I'm sure that when they move the Mumford House to the ACES Welcome Center location, it will be remodeled for its new use. Right now it is unusable in its current condition. I believe the main idea is to use these buildings to show off the history and architecture of Illinois agriculture while serving as a functional Welcoming Center for the public.I don't know when they plan to move Mumford House but it would be nice if after they move it they could put some money into rehabbing it. It's the oldest building on campus and thus deserving of some attention. It wouldn't take but $30-40,000 to bring it up to close to it's original condition.
That's a different building. Mumford House is the one on the South Quad right near Temple Buell Hall and David Kinley Hall.According to the News-Gazette Mumford was supposed to be moved last week. I haven't been past there since to see if it was actually done, but it had been up on beams for weeks.
I believe what you are talking about is the house in front of the Round Barns at the top of that big hill.Theres an old house sitting on stilts/rafters on St. Mary's around Goodwin I think, close to the softball fields. Anybody know what that thing is? It looks like it could be from about the same time frame as the Mumford house. I assume they have plans for it somewhere. I usually run down St. Marys during the school year and I always wondered what it was.
That's the Horse Barn, it was moved to make room for the tennis center expansion.Theres an old house sitting on stilts/rafters on St. Mary's around Goodwin I think, close to the softball fields. Anybody know what that thing is? It looks like it could be from about the same time frame as the Mumford house. I assume they have plans for it somewhere. I usually run down St. Marys during the school year and I always wondered what it was.
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/lo...ct_gives_new_life_to_an_old_downtown_buildingRestoration project gives new life to an old downtown building
The building has undergone an eight-month, $1.2 million renovation that has taken it from a downtown eyesore to a restored Italianate gem.
On the ground floor of the building, which is not quite finished, Youngerman would like to land a restaurant/bar as a tenant, or possibly higher-end retail. The ground floor encompasses 1,800 square feet of space, plus another 1,000 square feet in the basement. Barr Real Estate is the leasing agent.
Novak said she isn't sure of the exact age of the building but believes it dates from between the 1870s and 1890s. Novak is chairwoman of the Urbana Historic Preservation Commission.
If you want to be right in downtown Champaign there's not much out there, so you gotta pay a premium especially for these newly-renovated spaces.This is the one surrounded by parking lot across the street from Skins & Tins, correct? It's a nice looking building now. They really did a nice job. But $1,200 per month in Champaign?! Some people must REALLY like their urban living.