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) 384-2444

Department Posts

THE FOLLOWING STREET CLOSURES WILL OCCUR FOR THE ANNUAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL BEGINNING FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD, 2019 AND CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2019. On Friday, August 23rd at 6:00 a.m. the following streets will be closed: Main Street from Vine Street to Cedar Street Walnut Street from Water Street to Main Street Broadway Avenue from Elm Street to Water Street Race Street from Elm Street to Water Street The Urbana Parking Deck (upper level) will be accessible from South Race to Elm Street at all times.
Post date: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 12:00
The following is sought: The purpose of this work is to install fiber optic cable to connect the Landscape Recycling Center Ticket Booth to the Arbor Division Shop, and therefore to the rest of the City’s network for computer and phones service. The scope of work consists of:
Post date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:55
CLOSED Click here to view the Request for Proposals document Summary
Post date: Friday, August 2, 2019 - 17:09
Weather permitting; West Oregon Street will be closed to thru traffic between South Mathews Avenue and South Goodwin Avenue from 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 for a project done by Davis-Houk Mechanical, Inc. for the University of Illinois. No thru traffic will be permitted on West Oregon Street between South Mathews Avenue and South Goodwin Avenue during the project. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project
Post date: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 09:10
Weather permitting; West Griggs Street will be closed to thru traffic between North Race Street and Wood Street from 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 for a water main replacement project by Cross Construction for Illinois American Water Company. No thru traffic will be permitted on West Griggs Street between North Race Street and Wood Street during the closure. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully around this area. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this time.
Post date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 15:41