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

Celebrate National Preservation Month with a walking tour highlighting different architectural styles in the West Urbana neighborhood. The tour will begin at the Market at the Square at 10:00AM and will end back at the Market around 11:00. Bring your walking shoes!
Post date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:28
Celebrate National Preservation Month and National Bike Month with a leisurely bike tour of modern homes in Urbana. The tour will begin at the Market at the Square at 10:00AM and will follow a low-traffic, low-stress route past some of Urbana's best modern houses, ending back at the Market. Bring your own bike! This is the first of three tours scheduled for Preservation Month that will leave from the Market at the Square. The others will take place on the 14th and 21st, and will be walking tours through nearby neighborhoods.
Post date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 16:22
Come join us for Bike to Work Day 2016!
Post date: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:33
Artist Dennis Rowan is featured on the latest edition of Art Now, a monthly video series produced by the Urbana Public Arts Program.
Post date: Monday, April 4, 2016 - 16:36
The City of Urbana Public Arts Program is presenting a free community arts event to celebrate local artists and commemorate the Boneyard. Titled Urbana Celebrates the Boneyard, this event will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Boneyard Creek Improvements Project in Downtown Urbana (corner of Race Street and Griggs Streets).
Post date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:38