Department Posts

Industrial Zoning District Split Public Hearing

May 10, 2012 - 7:30pm

The Urbana Plan Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed zoning ordinance text amendment and zoning map amendments on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 7:30 PM in the Urbana City Council Chambers (400 S. Vine St). The Plan Commission will make a recommendation on the cases, which will be considered by the Urbana City Council at a future meeting.

If you have any questions or concerns about the proposed rezoning, please contact Jeff Engstrom (, or call (217) 384-2440.

City of Urbana, Urbana Park District, and Thomas Paine Elementary to Celebrate Arbor Day 2012

April 27, 2012 - 10:00am

On Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10 a.m., students from Thomas Paine Elementary will gather in Lohmann Park to hear Urbana’s official Arbor Day Proclamation, read by Mayor Laurel Prussing. The students will hear a presentation about the significance of Arbor Day and the value of Urbana’s trees. The Urbana City Arborist will give a brief presentation about arboriculture and discuss some of the often overlooked benefits of urban trees.

After approximately 15 minutes of presentation, the students will help mulch two newly planted trees with the help of Park District and City staff.

Ribbon Cutting for Eastland Suites Expansion

April 25, 2012 - 4:30pm

Join the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting for the new expansion of Eastland Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

The event starts at 4:30 PM at 1907 N Cunningham Ave in Urbana.

Eastland Suites offers accomodations and meeting space for business and leisure travelers.

For more information on this event, call the Chamber of Commerce at (217) 359-1791

Ribbon Cutting for the Vineyard Church Hope Center

March 28, 2012 - 10:00am

Join the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting for the newly rennovated Vineyard Church Hope Center.

The event is from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at 1500 N Lincoln Ave in Urbana.

The Hope Center provides assistance to Champaign-Urbana community members including food and hygiene product distribution as well as guidance in seeking employment.

For more information on this event, call the Chamber of Commerce at (217) 359-1791