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

Copies of the Draft FY 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan will be available for review to the general public between Tuesday, March 22, 2016 and Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the following locations: 400 South Vine Street, Urbana - City Clerk’s Office, & Grants Management Division Office, 201 South Race Street, Urbana— Urbana Free Library, and on the City of Urbana’s website.
Post date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 16:56
Non-profit organizations seeking funds to operate social service programs benefiting Urbana residents may apply to the Consolidated Social Service Funding (CSSF) Pool.  Funds may be used for both services to clients and program operating costs.   
Post date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 16:02
Painter and educator Hua Nian is featured on the latest editon of Art Now, a montly series produced by the Urbana Public Arts Program.
Post date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 16:35
CLOSED On February 1, 2016 the City of Urbana released a Request for Proposals (RFP), the first step in a process to implement software solutions for several key City functions: Financial Management/Personnel/Payroll Asset Management/Work Orders Building Code Inspections
Post date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 09:54
Registration is now open for the 11th annual Boneyard Creek Community Day. The event, to be held Saturday, April 23, encourages the public to help protect local waterways though cleanup and educational activities.
Post date: Monday, January 11, 2016 - 09:42