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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

Learn about vernacular building types in Urbana in this lecture, the second 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 18. The two other lectures in this series, "What Style is it? Understanding Architectural Styles" and "A History of Urbana's Antebellum Houses" will be presented at the Urbana Free Library’s Lewis Auditorium on May 11 and 25, also at 7:00PM.
Post date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:41
Learn about the many different architectural styles in Urbana in this lecture, the first 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 11. The two other lectures in this series, "Good Form - Understanding Vernacular Building Types" and "A History of Urbana's Antebellum Houses" will be presented at the Urbana Free Library’s Lewis Auditorium on May 18 and 25, also at 7:00PM.
Post date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:39
Celebrate National Preservation Month with a walking tour highlighting vernacular buildings in the Historic East Urbana neighborhood. The tour will begin at the Market at the Square at 10:00AM and will end back at the Market around 11:00. Bring your walking shoes!
Post date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:31
Celebrate National Preservation Month with a walking tour highlighting different architectural styles in the West Urbana neighborhood. The tour will begin at the Market at the Square at 10:00AM and will end back at the Market around 11:00. Bring your walking shoes!
Post date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:28
Celebrate National Preservation Month and National Bike Month with a leisurely bike tour of modern homes in Urbana. The tour will begin at the Market at the Square at 10:00AM and will follow a low-traffic, low-stress route past some of Urbana's best modern houses, ending back at the Market. Bring your own bike! This is the first of three tours scheduled for Preservation Month that will leave from the Market at the Square. The others will take place on the 14th and 21st, and will be walking tours through nearby neighborhoods.
Post date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:22