Distribution of issued housing permits to access jobs

There were 221 new residential building permits issued in 2018 by the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, and the Village of Savoy, a 4.7 percent increase from 2015 (211 permits), and a 2.2 percent decrease from 2017 (226 permits). The map below shows the locations of new residential building permits since 2015.

Summary of Mobility and Accessibility Level for New Residential Construction in the Region

YearTotal PermitsEmployment Access (average)Permits with Bus StopsPermits with Bikepaths
20152111.2694 (44.5%)111 (52.6%)
20162801.6889 (31.8%)148 (52.9%)
20172261.19106 (46.9%)141 (62.4%)
20182211.79136 (61.5%)128 (57.9%)
Data Source: City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, CUUATS LAMA model

Employment Access Score in the Local Accessibility and Mobility Analysis (LAMA) model, developed by CUUATS staff as part of the LRTP 2040, is used here to evaluate the level of accessibility of the newly issued residential building permits to employment destinations.

In 2018, there was a larger difference between the municipalities’ employment access scores than in previous years. The City of Champaign’s employment access score increased 76.6 percent over 2017, while the City of Urbana’s employment score decreased 59.2 percent since 2017. Champaign’s employment score of 2.95 for new residential buildings was the highest it has been since 2015, in part due to 64 new residential building permits associated with the Bristol Place Neighborhood Redevelopment northeast of Bradley Avenue and Market Street.

Although the overall average employment access score of new residential buildings was below the urbanized area’s average level of 2.73, there has been an increase in the accessibility of the new residential developments to employment centers using active modes of transportation from 2015 to 2018. Over 90 percent of new residential buildings in the City of Urbana have nearby bus or bicycle facilities. About 65 percent of new residential buildings in the City of Champaign have nearby bus stops, with 47.4 percent near bicycle facilities. Nearly 58 percent of new residential buildings in the Village of Savoy are within a quarter mile of bicycle facilities, and 20 percent are near bus stops.

Mobility and Accessibility Level of New Residential Constructions (2018)

RegionTotal PermitsEmployment Access scorePermits with bus stop (Percentage)Permits with bikepath (Percentage)
City of Champaign1332.9586 (64.7%) 63 (47.4%)
City of Urbana430.5141 (95.3%)39 (90.7%)
Village of Savoy450.039 (20.0%)26 (57.8%)
Data Source: City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, CUUATS LAMA model

Mobility and Accessibility Level of New Residential Constructions (2017)

RegionTotal PermitsEmployment Access scorePermits with bus stop (Percentage)Permits with bikepath (Percentage)
City of Champaign1401.6767 (47.8%) 88 (62.9%)
City of Urbana281.2527 (96.4%)26 (92.9%)
Village of Savoy580.0512 (20.7%)27 (46.6%)
Data Source: City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, CUUATS LAMA model

Mobility and Accessibility Level of New Residential Constructions (2016)

RegionTotal PermitsEmployment Access scorePermits with bus stop (Percentage)Permits with bikepath (Percentage)
City of Champaign1552.1638 (24.5%) 102 (65.8%)
City of Urbana462.2436 (78.3%)21 (45.7%)
Village of Savoy790.0515 (19.0%)25 (31.6%)
Data Source: City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, CUUATS LAMA model

Mobility and Accessibility Level of New Residential Constructions (2015)

RegionTotal PermitsEmployment Access scorePermits with bus stop (Percentage)Permits with bikepath (Percentage)
City of Champaign1001.8953 (53.0%)71 (71.0%)
City of Urbana251.2121 (84.0%)19 (76.0%)
Village of Savoy860.1220 (23.3%)21 (24.4%)
Data Source: City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, CUUATS LAMA model

 

Housing Permits PM Summary
Goal Have a resilient economy by supporting existing and emerging local as well as global business development and job creation, fostering quality educational options for all income levels, continuing to invest in forward-looking infrastructure like fiber connectivity, establishing strong inter-regional transportation options like bullet trains, and promoting inter-municipal coordination that creates and maintains a high standard of living and quality of life for all.
Objective Increase housing supply with multimodal access to, from, and within designated employment centers by 5% between 2015 and 2020.
Performance Measure Distribution of issued housing permits by locality in order to assess jobs- housing balance and other issues
2016 Rating

There were 280 residential building permits issued in 2016 by the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, and the Village of Savoy. This performance measure receives a positive rating because there has been an increase in both the total number of residential building permits and the supply of multi-family housing in the urbanized area with multimodal access to major employment centers from 2015 to 2016.

2017 Rating

There were 226 residential building permits issued in 2017 by the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, and the Village of Savoy. This performance measure receives a positive rating because there has been an increase in both the total number of residential building permits and the supply of multi-family housing in the urbanized area with multimodal access to major employment centers from 2015 to 2017.

2018 Rating

There were 221 residential building permits issued in 2018 by the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, and the Village of Savoy. There has been an increase in both the total number of residential building permits and the supply of multi-family housing in the urbanized area with multimodal access to major employment centers from 2015 to 2018. Positive rating.