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 will hold an open house at the Urbana Civic Center at 6:00 pm March 14th concerning proposed changes to the City’s industrial zoning standards. A draft of proposed changes to the Urbana Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map will be explained to affected property owners and others, and City staff will be on hand to take comments. Based on feedback from this meeting, City staff anticipates that the Urbana Plan Commission could be asked to hold a public hearing as early as April 2012.
Post date: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 08:20
Urbana City Council Chambers - 400 S Vine St, Urbana The public is encouraged to attend this forum on the Municipal Electric Aggregation referendum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Champaign County.
Post date: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 16:53
Join us at the Urbana Civic Center for this free event. You’ve seen the amazing success of Common Ground Food Co-op! You’ve heard about our local Art Theater’s revitalization and efforts to become a co-op. Now come hear how Cleveland’s community has taken it one step further - creating jobs and economic strength through the Evergreen Co-ops!
Post date: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:56
The City of Urbana and Urbana Public Arts Commission invite the public to attend the dedication of a commemorative sign celebrating the 110th anniversary of the Champaign County Courthouse, to be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the north (Main Street) entrance to the Courthouse.
Post date: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 14:01
10:00 am, City Council Chambers 5:30 pm, Community Development Services Conference Room Attend either workshop to learn about CDBG & HOME fund applications. Completed applications are due before 4 pm, Friday January 13, 2012.
Post date: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 11:17