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Community Development Services

To maintain and improve the quality of life for Urbana citizens by providing programs of economic development, housing, planning, zoning enforcement, and building safety code enforcement.

Major Activities of the Community Development Department:

  • Plan and implement department goals, plans, standards and policies
  • Manage resources for efficient achievement of City and department goals and objectives
  • Develop department staff through training and evaluation procedures
  • Manage personnel through work directives and rules
  • Represent the department and City in various intergovernmental activities, in matters with the news-media and at public relations meetings and events
  • Participate in the planning and preparation of the City's capital improvements long-term plan and budget
Address: 
Community Development Services Department
400 South Vine Sreet
61801 Urbana , IL
Hours: 
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: 
(217) 384-2444

Department Posts

Join the Urbana Public Arts Program on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 for music and arts activities at Urbana’s Market at the Square! Find us at the Northwest corner of the market between 8:00am and 12:00pm. All programs offered are free, and no registration is needed. 
Post date: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:44
Join the Urbana Public Arts Program on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 for music and arts activities at Urbana’s Market at the Square. Find us at the Northwest corner of the market between 8:00am and 12:00pm.
Post date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:49
Join the Urbana Public Arts Program on Saturday, July 9, 2016 for music and arts activities at Urbana's Market at the Square! Find us at the northwest corner of the market between 8:00am and 12:00pm. All programs offered are free, and no registration is needed.
Post date: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 11:06
Looking for something to do on Saturday afternoon? Why not celebrate the diverse and delicious wines that the state of Illinois has to offer? Uncork Urbana Wine Festival is the chance for wine-lovers in the area to come together and enjoy a day of wine, music and food. Admission to the festival is $15 which includes 5 tasting tickets and a souvenir wine glass. The cut off date for registration is June 18 at 5 pm. After that, admission is $20 (cash only). Come on out to the corner of Race and Main and enjoy the Uncork Urbana Wine Festival!  
Post date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:55
Join us as Stewart Berlocher presents his fascinating research on Urbana's Civil War-era buildings and neighborhoods in this lecture, the last of three, as part of National Preservation Month. Event takes place in the Lewis Auditorium at the Urbana Free Library at 7:00PM on May 25. The two other lectures in this series, "What Style is it? Understanding Architectural Styles" and "Good Form - Understanding Vernacular Building Types" will be presented at the Urbana Free Library’s Lewis Auditorium on May 11 and 18, also at 7:00PM.
Post date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:45