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

See a snapshot of what we do in our 2019/2020 Annual Report.

Community Development Services Department
400 South Vine Sreet
61801 Urbana , IL
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(217) 384-2372
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Department Posts

FRIENDS OF THE URBANA FREE LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE Lewis Auditorium Ground Floor You’re invited to join hundreds of fellow treasure seekers at one of the most anticipated events of the season!
Post date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 14:03
The City of Urbana, in its capacity as lead entity of the Urbana HOME Consortium (comprised of the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County/CCRPC) and in compliance with Executive Order 12898, is seeking citizen input regarding noise attenuation strategies as well as methods for removal of floodplain designations and flood insurance requirements as part of the Bristol Park Redevelopment in Champaign. The date and location for the scheduled public hearing is as follows:
Post date: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:26
200 S Vine Request for Proposals
Post date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 09:06
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Post date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 00:00
The City of Urbana and the Urbana HOME Consortium (comprised of the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County/CCRPC) is seeking citizen input regarding community needs for the preparation of the Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The AAP establishes budgets for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Programs. The dates and places for the scheduled neighborhood meetings and public hearing are as follows:
Post date: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:36