Department Posts

Downtown Plan Open House

July 25, 2011 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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!

Request for Proposals: Goodyear Block (200 Block of S. Vine St.)

July 15, 2011 - 4:00pm

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.

Request for Qualifications: Boneyard Creek Beautification Project

June 21, 2011 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana and the Urbana Public Arts Commission are pleased to release a Request for Qualifications to identify an artist or artist team to assist with the design and development of public art as part of the Boneyard Creek Beautification Project, a City project that will create a pedestrian-friendly urban park in Downtown Urbana. The chosen artist/artist team will work with a team of City staff, engineers, and landscape architects to develop public art elements that incorporate the following overall themes:  the natural environment, local materials and representations of the diverse community in Urbana.

Interested artists should review the guidelines and submittal requirements found here prior to submitting an application. General information on the Boneyard Creek Improvements Project can be found at the following link.

All submission materials must be received by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Money Smart Week - Illinois

April 2, 2011 - 12:00am to April 9, 2011 - 12:00am

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.