Downtown Plan

The City of Urbana recently adopted the 2012 Downtown Urbana Plan. Over the last year the City has been working with stakeholders and the public at large to create a vision statement, goals and strategies to improve Downtown Urbana.  Opportunities for public input included public meetings and an online survey. Now that the plan has been adopted, the City will begin implementation projects, including the Boneyard Creek Project. 


Adopted Plan Final Document


Downtown Plan Elements


The Downtown Plan Draft Elements are now available online for review. Check them out and let us know how we're doing! 


Downtown Plan Open House


The City held an Open House on Monday, July 25th. The major elements of the plan were on display. If you missed the Open House it's not too late to check out the display boards and send in your questions or comments. 


Open Mic Forum


The City hosted an Open Mic Forum on Thursday, September 30th at City Hall. This forum was an opportunity for members of the community to present their ideas on how to improve Downtown Urbana. Five area residents gave presentations. Please click here to learn more and to see the presentations. 


Survey Results


We collected your input on what you like about and what you want to see happen Downtown. The results are in, click here!


History of Downtown


 In 1822, the first pioneer cabin is built in what will become the City of Urbana. William Tompkins buildings a home near the Boneyard Creek, behind where the Courier Cafe stands today. Read more


Stay Informed!


Check out the Downtown Urbana facebook page for status updates, photos, and more!