by Natalie Wickman
After some delay, the city is moving forward with its boutique-hotel project -- this time with a different developer.
Construction of the millennial-focused Hotel Vib (pronounced "vibe") by Best Western was approved by the Champaign City Council last September. It will occupy what is now a vacant parking lot downtown at 401 N. Neil St.
On Friday, the city publicized official plans to part ways with the original project developer -- Chris Keller with Grasshopper Hospitality LLC in Effingham. The city council will review those plans Tuesday.
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