• Campus Center Construction is Underway!

    June 06, 2014

    Campus Center, located at 524 E. Green Street in Champaign, IL, (formally Parking Lot J) continues the proven mixed-use concept in the Campustown retail district serving the University of Illinois. The first floor will contain 11,000+ square feet of retail space providing extensive street front exposure to both Green Street and Sixth Street while offering a variety of spaces to accommodate different retail uses. The south tower of the development begins above Green Street facing retail space and includes 95 guest rooms for a Marriott TownePlace Suites hotel. The north tower contains the residential portion of the project that will offer 88 apartments, a combination of one, two, and three bedroom units, carefully designed to provide an optimal living experience with features, amenities and services typically associated with high-end residential developments. The north tower also contains the 4-story parking deck with 176 spaces.


    TownePlace Suites is designed for comfortable, long-term stays with exceptional home-like accommodations and a cost conscious approach to temporary living.  TownePlace Suites was ranked the #1 Extended-Stay Brand in 2013 by J.D. Power.  The TownePlace Suites features full-sized kitchens, flexible fitness center, high-tech amenities and much more highlighted below:

    Situated at the most desirable location in the University of Illinois Campustown district, Campus Center provides maximum visibility and the accessibility to the enormous campus market as well as the communities of Champaign and Urbana. The University of Illinois is home to over 43,000 students and 15,000 faculty/staff. This location offers high vehicular and pedestrian traffic and is just one block away from the University of Illinois campus. Surrounding businesses include Noodles & Co., Chipotle, Wendy's, Urban Outfitters, Penn Station East Coast Subs, FlatTop Grill and many more. Campus Center is slated to open Summer 2015. 

    For commercial leasing information, please contact: 

    Jill Guth 
    Director of Leasing/Marketing
    (217) 359-8058

    For apartment leasing information, please call our leasing office at 217-359-6108.

    LoopNet Listing
    Campus Center Retail Site Plan (PDF)




    Due to the closure of City Parking Lot J at 524 E. Green to allow for the Campus Center redevelopment, three alternate public parking areas will be available for public parking. In a collaborative effort between the City of Champaign, JSM and the Champaign Center Partnership, a public awareness campaign, "Campus is Open" has launched to spotlight the new temporary public parking in Campustown. These temporary lots are enforced Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. by the City of Champaign. Two hour time limit parking lots are located at 503 E. Healey Street and 508 E. Healey Street with lot entrances off of Healey Street and a three hour time limit parking lot is located at the northeast corner of Springfield Avenue and Sixth Street with an entrance off of Sixth Street. Parking is not allowed from 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.                                                                         

    The Champaign Center Partnership will be providing maps, parking and construction information and more during construction. More information can be found at www.champaigncenter.com. A downloadable map of Campustown parking locations and long term parking options can be found below. 

    Campustown Parking Map (PDF)

    Long Term Parking Options (PDF)


    Articles / Press Releases


    5/06/14 : The News-Gazette: Coffee shop will open in Campus Center

    4/15/14 : JSM: Campustown development to temporarily impact parking at Lot J

    4/10/14 : The News-Gazette: Lot J on campus to close April 16

    4/10/14 : The Daily Illini: Lot J closes April 16

    4/9/14 : City of Champaign: Redevelopment of Parking Lot J in Campustown

    2/12/14: The Daily Illini: Amended Parking Lot J plans finalized


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