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
Community Development Services Department
400 South Vine Sreet
61801 Urbana , IL
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(217) 384-2444

Department Posts

Open Scene Announces Call for Participants: Now taking applications for stakeholders and youth to join in community collaboration.  Urbana, IL – The City of Urbana and the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) are thrilled to announce the start of the first phase of Open Scene: Debuts of Youth’s Views in Downtown Urbana. 
Post date: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:56
Post date: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:47
Do You Have Lights On Your Bicycle So You Can Ride At Night? Illinois Rules of the Road requires that every bicycle, when in use at nighttime, must be equipped with a lamp on the front able to emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet AND a red reflector on the rear visible from 100-600 feet.
Post date: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 15:47
The City of Urbana has completed the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) documenting programs and activities undertaken through its federally-funded affordable housing and community development programs during the year ending June 30, 2016. The draft CAPER will be available for public review and comment during the period beginning Friday, September 9, 2016 through Saturday, September 24, 2016. The draft CAPER will be available during regular business hours at the following locations:
Post date: Friday, September 9, 2016 - 16:40
Please consider attending the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) which will be held in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, September 29-October 1. This is the 30th anniversary of this grassroots conference and it is a great opportunity for neighborhood leaders and government employees to learn new practices, network with colleagues, and exchange ideas on how to accomplish our shared goals of improving our communities and fostering healthy and strong neighborhoods.
Post date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:10