Champaign City Council Approves Critical Step in Research Park Expansion

Category : Research Park
Posted on: May 3, 2012

Critical to the planned expansion of Research Park is the construction of roads and other infrastructure. The Champaign City Council unanimously signed off on the project at its meeting May 1. The $4.9 million, state-funded project will extend a network of roads to the east of First Street, including South Fourth Street from St. Mary’s Road to Windsor Road. 

Laura Frerichs, director of Research Park, was interviewed about the expansion plans on WCIA-TV. The News-Gazette also provided coverage of the approval by the city council. 

The first building on the 160 acres slated for expansion has been completed off Hazelwood Drive. Construction of the new roads will go forward in June.