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
Address: 
Community Development Services Department
400 South Vine Sreet
61801 Urbana , IL
Hours: 
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: 
(217) 384-2439
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Department Posts

In about a month, fans of Strawberry Fields Natural Food Market in Urbana and World Harvest International & Gourmet Foods in Champaign won’t have to make two stops any more.
Post date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:32
Join Imbibe Urbana on April 7th (and April 8th) for Urbana First Fridays. Art market, live music, cocktails, fire dancing, flow arts, and more! APRIL 7, 5-9PM: REVELRY MARKET DAY 1 at the Cohen Building, 136 West Main Street
Post date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:47
The cities of Urbana, Champaign, Rantoul and Champaign County invite General Contractors and Sub-Contractors interested in participating in their various Housing Rehabilitation Programs to attend a free informational breakfast meeting on February 24, 2017 starting at 7:30am, El Toro, 2561 West Springfield Avenue, Champaign. Please contact Randy Burgett, Housing Rehabilitation Coordinator, City of Urbana, at 217-384-2373, for more information or to RSVP for the breakfast; please RSVP by February 17, 2017.
Post date: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 15:21
A presentation and discussion lead by Dr. Nigel Isaacs, Fulbright Scholar from New Zealand, currently visiting Urbana
Post date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 09:36
CLOSED The Urbana Home Consortium is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations, for programs and projects that will seek to increase the supply of affordable housing available to low- and moderate- income households in Urbana, Champaign, and unincorporated Champaign County. The selected proposal(s) will be funded through HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds received by the Urbana HOME Consortium. 
Post date: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 16:19