Welcome! The City of Champaign and MKSK have partnered to explore the possibilities of a new urban space for Champaign’s downtown core. The future Neil Street Plaza is perfectly positioned to become a dynamic space that will attract a diverse range of people throughout all seasons. We will provide a framework for a Plaza that is vibrant, comfortable, and well-used on a daily basis, while also providing flexibility for larger gatherings and events.
Together, we are engaging in a nine-month planning process which will include focus groups, workshops, presentations, presence at community events and festivals, public meetings, and online platforms. Your opinions are critical to the success of this project, as we aim to create a plaza that is both inviting and exciting for all residents and visitors of Champaign. The feedback we receive will allow us to make the best design decisions for a plaza that will become a daily staple, while also considering the potential for programming on daily, weekly, and monthly calendars.
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