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) 384-2372

Department Posts

Join us at the Urbana Civic Center for this free event. You’ve seen the amazing success of Common Ground Food Co-op! You’ve heard about our local Art Theater’s revitalization and efforts to become a co-op. Now come hear how Cleveland’s community has taken it one step further - creating jobs and economic strength through the Evergreen Co-ops!
Post date: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:56
The City of Urbana and Urbana Public Arts Commission invite the public to attend the dedication of a commemorative sign celebrating the 110th anniversary of the Champaign County Courthouse, to be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the north (Main Street) entrance to the Courthouse.
Post date: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 14:01
10:00 am, City Council Chambers 5:30 pm, Community Development Services Conference Room Attend either workshop to learn about CDBG & HOME fund applications. Completed applications are due before 4 pm, Friday January 13, 2012.
Post date: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 11:17
The City of Urbana is seeking proposals for the development of an affordable, sustainable neighborhood that incorporates energy efficient design elements. The formal request materials are located on the City's website at the link below:  
Post date: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 15:54
City planner Rebecca Bird interviews author Brian Adams about his new book, Joseph William Royer: Urbana's Architect, published in 2011 by The News-Gazette.
Post date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 14:22