Distribution of issued housing permits to access jobs

There were 133 new residential building permits issued in 2019 by the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, and the Village of Savoy, a 37 percent decrease from 2015 (211 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%)
20191330.973 (54.9%)70 (52.6%)
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.

The City of Champaign’s employment access score decreased by 53.2 percent over 2018, while the City of Urbana’s employment score increased by 15.7 percent since 2018. In 2018, 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.

In 2019, over 85 percent of new residential buildings in the City of Urbana has nearby bus or bicycle facilities. About 68 percent of new residential buildings in the City of Champaign have nearby bus stops, with 48.6 percent near bicycle facilities. Nearly 41 percent of new residential buildings in the Village of Savoy are within a quarter-mile of bicycle facilities, however, only 10 percent are near bus stops.

Mobility and Accessibility Level of New Residential Constructions (2019)

RegionTotal PermitsEmployment Access scorePermits with bus stop (Percentage)Permits with bikepath (Percentage)
City of Champaign721.3449 (68.1%)35 (48.6%)
City of Urbana220.5920 (90.9%)19 (86.4%)
Village of Savoy390.044 (10.3%)16 (41%)
Data Source: City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, CUUATS LAMA model

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