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

Come join us for Bike to Work Day 2016!
Post date: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:33
Artist Dennis Rowan is featured on the latest edition of Art Now, a monthly video series produced by the Urbana Public Arts Program.
Post date: Monday, April 4, 2016 - 16:36
The City of Urbana Public Arts Program is presenting a free community arts event to celebrate local artists and commemorate the Boneyard. Titled Urbana Celebrates the Boneyard, this event will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Boneyard Creek Improvements Project in Downtown Urbana (corner of Race Street and Griggs Streets).
Post date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:38
Copies of the Draft FY 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan will be available for review to the general public between Tuesday, March 22, 2016 and Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the following locations: 400 South Vine Street, Urbana - City Clerk’s Office, & Grants Management Division Office, 201 South Race Street, Urbana— Urbana Free Library, and on the City of Urbana’s website.
Post date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 16:56
Non-profit organizations seeking funds to operate social service programs benefiting Urbana residents may apply to the Consolidated Social Service Funding (CSSF) Pool.  Funds may be used for both services to clients and program operating costs.   
Post date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 16:02