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
Community Development Services Department
400 South Vine Sreet
61801 Urbana , IL
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(217) 384-2444

Department Posts

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
Looking for a great way to get involved with your community? Interested in being a spokesperson for your neighborhood? If so, the Urbana Park District Advisory Committee, or UPDAC, has a position just for you.
Post date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:05
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and C-U Safe Routes To School Project will receive Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant funding. These projects will enable and encourage elementary and middle school students to walk & bike to school, in some cases even if they live far from school. Walking & biking to school can provide health, environmental, and transportation benefits for families.
Post date: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 09:30
Saturday 1/21/12 at 7 pm and Sunday 1/22/12 at 11 pm.As part of Urbana Public Television's celebration of Dr. King's legacy, we're providing additional opportunities to share the 11th Annual Countywide Celebration held January 13th.  It will be rebroadcast on UPTV at 7 pm on Saturday 1/21 and again at 11 pm on Sunday 1/22. 
Post date: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 12:20
The City of Urbana is looking for volunteers to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals.The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a commission of Urbana citizens whose principal duties are to review variances from the strict application of the zoning ordinance and to review conditional use requests. Regular meetings are scheduled to be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Urbana City Council Chambers. Volunteers must be residents of Urbana.
Post date: Friday, December 30, 2011 - 09:47