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Gather Moving Forward


Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin was very happy to share the news in a statement to Urbana City staff.

"The sale of the property at University and Lincoln (SE corner) was completed this afternoon, so the “Gather” project is moving ahead. This is a $30 million mixed use project, with extended stay hotel rooms plus multifamily housing and small retail. This project, combined with the extensive work on University Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, and Green St. next year, will transform the campus gateway to our community. Special thanks to the Business and Development leadership team," Marlin said.

A Texas-based developer completed its purchase of the property needed to build what Urbana officials are calling the gateway to the University of Illinois. With construction slated to begin this winter at the southeast corner of Lincoln and University avenues, the Gather project is expected to include 202 apartments, 30 extended-stay rooms and 17,500 square feet of lobby, retail and outdoor public areas.

CLOSED - Request for Proposal: Classification and Compensation Study Services (1920-14)

November 8, 2019 - 4:00pm


Requesting Division: Human Resource
Contact Person: Todd Rent
Address: 400 South Vine Street
Telephone No.: (217) 384-2451
E-mail Address:

The City of Urbana is seeking qualified and experienced human resource consulting firm to conduct a one-time classification and compensation study of non-bargaining unit positions.

Please register using the link below to have documents emailed to you.

Classification and Compensation Study Contact Form

Proposals will be received at the Human Resource Division - Human Resource Director, City of Urbana, Illinois through 4:00 P.M. on Friday, November 8, 2019.

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

CLOSED: Request for Information - Website Template Design & Development (Solicitation #1920-08)

September 30, 2019 - 8:00am to October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm


The City of Urbana is seeking information about website design and development templates that will allow the City to quickly roll out an all-new website based on a complete re-write of our website content.

General terms, specifications and instructions may be obtained from the Office of the Executive Department - Information Technology Director, 400 S Vine St, Urbana, IL 61801 or online at the City of Urbana website located at

Proposals will be received at the Office of the Executive Department - Information Technology Director, City of Urbana, Illinois, through 4:00 PM, Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

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


Diane Wolfe Marlin, Mayor


City of Urbana, Illinois 61802

CLOSED: Request for Proposals: Small-Scale Farming Opportunity (1920-01)

August 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

Request for Proposals Small-Scale Farming Opportunity City of Urbana


Click here to view the Request for Proposals document


The City of Urbana is seeking an agricultural tenant to lease the 6.99-acre site located at the intersection of Lincoln and Olympian Drives. The City will prioritize proposals for agricultural uses, which will benefit the community including but not limited to specialty crop production, value-added product development, and/or educational farms.

Property Details

Site Area: 6.99 Acres

Zoning: Agriculture Permitted By-Right

RFP Issuance Date: August 2nd, 2019

RFP Responses Due: August 21st, 2019