downtown plan

Unveiled at the Downtown Plan Open House, the main elements of the Downtown Plan are now available for review in draft form.  On the bottom of this page there are PDFs of the posters presented at the Open House. The Draft Plan Elements are summarized immediately below.

Vision Statement

The Vision Statement is based on public input from the Visioning Workshop, and is a combination of visions put together by the Downtown Plan Steering Committee.

City Council recently adopted the goal to update the current Downtown Strategic Plan (adopted in 2002), via the following action items:

Downtown Plan Visioning Workshop

May 12, 2010 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Do you shop, dine, live, work, or play in Downtown Urbana?

The City of Urbana is embarking upon an update of its Downtown Strategic Plan. The process kicks off with a Visioning Workshop on May 12th at the Urbana Civic Center. Please join us to share your vision for the future of Downtown. Visit for more information.

Urbana Civic Center
108 E. Water Street
7:00 - 8:30 PM
May 12, 2010

Contact Jeff Engstrom
(217) 384-2440

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