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

200 S Vine Request for Proposals
Post date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 09:06
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Post date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 00:00
The City of Urbana and the Urbana HOME Consortium (comprised of the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County/CCRPC) is seeking citizen input regarding community needs for the preparation of the Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The AAP establishes budgets for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Programs. The dates and places for the scheduled neighborhood meetings and public hearing are as follows:
Post date: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:36
Current Use: Vacant 30,000 SF former school buildingYear Built:  1925, with additions in 1951 and 1954Lot Size: 3.5 AcresBuilding Size: 30,000 SFTraffic Count: 1,950 ADT
Post date: Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:15
The City of Urbana, as lead entity for the Urbana HOME Consortium, proposes to amend the City of Champaign’s HOME Program budget in the FY 2016-2017 AAP and FY 2017-2018 AAP. Adding rental new construction activities to the City of Champaign Neighborhood Revitalization program is proposed, to provide necessary support for the development of the Bristol Park redevelopment.
Post date: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:36