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

Department Posts

Imbibe Urbana presents Urbana First Fridays! Bring your friends and family to Urbana First Fridays, with the next event scheduled for Friday, November 4th from 4-11 p.m. Over 30 events and happenings to take place during the afternoon and evening in downtown Urbana.
Post date: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:31
Join Urbana’s Market at the Square for a special Halloween-themed MARKET AT THE SCARE from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 29, 2016! There will be a variety of fun and family-friendly activities throughout the morning:
Post date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:34
Join Urbana's Market at the Square staff as they host the Illinois Farmers Market Association's Fall Workshop on Tuesday, November 8th from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Urbana.
Post date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 14:20
Join us for an overview of the Curtis Road Corridor Study and provide input:
Post date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 09:50
Open Scene Announces Call for Participants: Now taking applications for stakeholders and youth to join in community collaboration.  Urbana, IL – The City of Urbana and the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) are thrilled to announce the start of the first phase of Open Scene: Debuts of Youth’s Views in Downtown Urbana. 
Post date: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:56