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 City of Urbana and the Urbana HOME Consortium (comprised of the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County) are seeking citizen input regarding community needs for the preparation of the Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The AAP establishes budgets for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. Please see the attached notice for more details.
Post date: Monday, December 28, 2015 - 15:51
The City of Urbana invites the public to view the latest Artist of the Corridor exhibition featuring Urbana artist Travis Hocutt.
Post date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 15:08
Post date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 13:54
Please join us for the Second Annual CSA Fair on Monday, December 14th from 4-7 p.m.
Post date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:12
The City of Urbana has completed the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) documenting programs and activities undertaken through its federally-funded affordable housing and community development programs during the year ending June 30, 2015. The draft CAPER will be available for public review and comment during the period beginning Wednesday, September 9, 2015 through Thursday, September 24, 2015. The draft CAPER will be available during regular business hours at the following locations:
Post date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 14:47