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

Origami Bat Art Workshop at the Market at the Square on Saturday, June 26th
Post date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 09:49
The City of Urbana invites the public to an opening of the current “Artist of the Corridor” art exhibit featuring the work of Betsem Atiback Benjamin. On Wednesday, June 16th, from 4:00 – 5:00pm, a reception will be held in the City Building at 400 S. Vine Street to meet the artist Betsem Atiback Benjamin and view his work. Benjamin’s work will be on display until August 2, 2010 and is open to the public.
Post date: Friday, June 11, 2010 - 14:14
Local artist ensemble addresses climate change in an original multi-media performance project. (Urbana, Illinois) - Change of State Performance Project presents the world premiere of an original multi-media theatre performance exploring the future of climate change in the Midwest: Aquatown: A Future Hydrohistory, funded in part by a City of Urbana Arts Grant.
Post date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 11:54
Urbana hosts a dedication for the installation of “Bench 9”, a functional sculpture in Downtown Urbana
Post date: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 16:10