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

See a snapshot of what we do in our 2019/2020 Annual Report.

Community Development Services Department
400 South Vine Sreet
61801 Urbana , IL
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(217) 384-2372
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Department Posts

The Urbana Economic Development Division is seeking email proposals for services to develop an Economic Development marketing campaign to use in attracting development and business to targeted areas within the City of Urbana, as well as, tourists and new residents. The selected firm will be responsible for the development of a marketing campaign that can be used in both digital and print media platforms. We are looking for a variety of options to use in each media platform.
Post date: Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 15:41
Request for Proposals #2122-43 License to Use Parking Lot 1 Date: February 18, 2022 to March 15, 2022 The City is seeking proposals to activate City-owned parking lot spaces through an agreement or agreements for activities that generate sales tax and/or provide public accommodations for art and culture. Interested parties should understand that any use of the parking lot spaces shall be temporary. Request for Proposals documents will be emailed to those registering below:
Post date: Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 15:28
CLOSED Request for Proposals: Grass and Weeds Nuisance Abatement   EXTENDED SUBMISSION DUE DATE: 06-01-2021 TIME: 8:00 am CENTRAL TIME  
Post date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:44
CLOSED The City of Urbana is seeking proposals for the following: 1. Materials to construct a minimum of two (2) with a potential of four (4) total parklet decking systems 2. Installation of parklet decking systems in downtown Urbana 3. Dismantling of parklet decking systems at end of season 4. Storage of parklet decking system materials when not in use
Post date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 14:37
  Notice of Public Hearing and Public Input Meeting  
Post date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 15:46