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

The Downtown Plan draft is coming together! Please join us on Monday, July 25th for the Downtown Plan Open House. The major elements of the plan will be on display, and we want to know what you think of the plan so far. Feel free to stop by the Urbana Civic Center any time from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided!
Post date: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 08:46
The City of Urbana has issued a Request for Proposals to redevelop the entire city block north of the Urbana City Building bounded by Green Street on the south, Elm Street on the north, Vine Street on the west, and Urbana Avenue on the east.  You can download a copy of the RFP below or request a hard copy to be sent by contacting the City of Urbana Economic Development Division at (217)384-2444.
Post date: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 16:23
Mark your calendars! Tuesday, May 3, 2011 is the second annual C-U Bike to Work Day! Registration is now open at
Post date: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 16:26
Are you Money Smart? Money doesn’t come with instructions, and that’s why banks, businesses, schools, libraries and lots of others are joining together to help support financial education during Illinois’s fifth annual Money Smart Week – April 2nd through the 9th.
Post date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:50