Survey time this Saturday!

The Friends of the Boneyard are working to get local input on the Boneyard Redevelopment Plan in order to make sure that all stages are incorporating elements (activities, infrastructure, etc.) that will make these spaces truly engaging and sustainable for our community! We’ve been working with the City to add to the project they are doing and see this as a collaborative effort.

Recently we’ve been working with a class at the University of Illinois to better access our local community and get vital feedback from more residents. This coming Saturday, we’ll be canvassing/surveying residents in 5 different Wards in Urbana, to ask their thoughts and get their input on what they want at the Boneyard! Chances are some of these University students will be knocking at your door – so please, let them know your thoughts! If you’d like to answer the survey and are not visited, do let me know, and I’ll send you a copy of the survey for you to fill out as well.

We understand that not all residents see this change as a positive one. Because of this, we’d like to really focus on your neighborhood and its residents in order to best understand what would work for this particular community and perhaps work toward potential alternatives, should that be wanted. If you would like to be part of a focus group on the section nearest your neighborhood, please indicate so on the survey, or email us at the address below.

Students will be knocking on doors between 9 am and 12 pm. If you should want to fill out a short survey on your opinions for what you’d like to see/experience at the Boneyard Creek and don’t receive a personal visit, you can contact us at to receive an electronic copy. We want to hear from as many people as possible!

Thanks again for your support, interest, and comments as we move forward in this exciting process.


Grace R. Kenney

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