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Economic Development Marketing Campaign (Solicitation #2223-01)

July 12, 2022 - 8:00am

The Urbana Economic Development Division is seeking email proposals for services to develop an Economic Development marketing campaign to use in attracting development and business to targeted areas within the City of Urbana, as well as, tourists and new residents. The selected firm will be responsible for the development of a marketing campaign that can be used in both digital and print media platforms. We are looking for a variety of options to use in each media platform. Proposal should include the following:  Identify advertising and public relations strategies and tactics for three distinct groups:

--Marketing pieces that will be used to attract businesses to targeted areas of the community which may be used in industry publications, mailings, signage, trade-shows, social media, online, and video

 --Tourism/Destination Traveler Audiences: daytrip and overnight travelers, sports families who travel to tournaments at the nearby Rantoul Family Sports Complex, other visitors to Urbana who frequent the University of Illinois sporting events and artistic performances. The campaign should help in creating a destination identity for the community.

CLOSED - Request for Proposals #2122-43 License to Use Parking Lot 1

February 18, 2022 - 5:00pm to March 15, 2022 - 12:00pm

Request for Proposals #2122-43 License to Use Parking Lot 1

Date: February 18, 2022 to March 15, 2022

The City is seeking proposals to activate City-owned parking lot spaces through an agreement or agreements for activities that generate sales tax and/or provide public accommodations for art and culture. Interested parties should understand that any use of the parking lot spaces shall be temporary.

Request for Proposals documents will be emailed to those registering below:

CLOSED - Request for Grass and Weeds Nuisance Abatement Proposals - Solicitation #2021-23

May 11, 2021 - 11:43am to June 1, 2021 - 8:00am


Request for Proposals: Grass and Weeds Nuisance Abatement




The City of Urbana, Community Development Services Department, is looking for a contractor to do case by case mowing of properties that have failed to comply with City ordinances for grass height and weed control.  This contract will be valid for two (2) years, with possible extension for third year. If your company would be interested in doing this you must submit price estimates and return them before 8:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.



The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive irregularities or technicalities. 

CLOSED - Request for Proposals: Curbana/Parklets (Solicitation #2021-22)

March 31, 2021 - 8:00am


The City of Urbana is seeking proposals for the following:

1. Materials to construct a minimum of two (2) with a potential of four (4) total parklet decking systems

2. Installation of parklet decking systems in downtown Urbana

3. Dismantling of parklet decking systems at end of season

4. Storage of parklet decking system materials when not in use

Requesting Entity:     Community Development Services
Contact Person:          Stepheny McMahon, Economic Development Supervisor
Address:                       400 S. Vine, Urbana, IL 61801
Telephone No:              217-328-8274
Email Address:  

Register below to receive addenda:

Curbana/Parklet Contact Form

The original Proposal must be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration: