- Associated Press - Sunday, February 9, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - New high rises are changing the skyline in Champaign in central Illinois, causing city planners to take notice.

Several tall buildings are going up in the city’s Campustown district and others were recently completed. City planning and development director Bruce Knight tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette (https://bit.ly/NpIxiI ) that the construction is in an area with good public transit service. But there are also challenges.

Increased wastewater, for example, could strain the existing sewers. Sanitary district director Rick Manner says a new pump station is planned to divert water.

The city will need to rebuild an old brick street that’s incapable of handling increased traffic. A developer is helping with the cost.

Champaign’s tallest building is the 309 Green tower at 24 stories and 268 feet.

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Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com


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