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

Highland Green, located at 401 and 403 East Kerr Avenue, will host a grand opening celebration on Monday, December 11th at 12 p.m. A project of Brinshore Development, LLC, of Northbrook, Illinois, in partnership with the Homestead Corporation of Champaign-Urbana and the Housing Authority of Champaign County, Highland Green consists of 33 newly constructed sustainable and affordable residential rental units. The development includes a mix of single-family and duplex units built on land donated by the City of Urbana.
Post date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 16:12
City officials welcome economic development along the enhanced Lincoln Avenue Corridor
Post date: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 13:45
The Urbana Business Association's Market IN the Square will start kick-off its eight-week season this Saturday, November 11th at Lincoln Square in Downtown Urbana. The Market runs from now through the Christmas Holiday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday. The market offers farm-fresh produce, honey, flowers, arts and crafts, and more. Support local growers, makers, and businesses this holiday season.
Post date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 13:02
The City of Urbana recently launched a new online system for managing building permits, code enforcement, and other request tracking. Using a cloud-based program called Citizenserve, many of the City’s Building Safety-related applications, requests for payment, and customer request forms, are now available online. In addition, Citizenserve will now provide the capability to accept both tenant and neighborhood complaints online.
Post date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:50
The Urbana Art Expo is a one-day juried fine art exhibition and sale, presented by the Urbana Public Arts Program in collaboration with 40 North. The event is free and open to the public, so come out, invite your friends, and show your support for local art!
Post date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 13:46