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

This workshop will be held in the Executive Conference Room, City of Urbana, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana.  This workshop is mandatory for agencies requesting Urbana CDBG and HOME Consortium funds for use between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.  The City of Urbana is accepting applications for: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities & Improvements (bricks & mortar projects) Urbana's allocation of HOME funding Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) allocations of HOME funding
Post date: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 11:27
The Regional Housing Task Force would like to share its findings of the Comprehensive Housing Study with you.  Please join us at one of our Study Sessions or an Open House.  The community is encouraged to participate in these opportunities. City of Urbana Open House:  Wednesday, November 17, 10 am - 12:00 noon, Urbana City Council Chambers, 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana Please see the attached flyer for additional study sessions and open houses in the area.
Post date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 13:55
Come be part of a housing discussion!  We would like to know your thoughts and experiences on housing in our community.  We are looking for people to join us for a discussion on this topic at one of the following locations and times.
Post date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 12:31
Stop by the Urbana Civic Center any time between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2010.
Post date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 09:34
Boneyard Creek Improvements - Concept Design -Griggs Street to Broadway Avenue    Meeting will be held at the Urbana Civic Center located at 108 East Water Street  
Post date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 11:35