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

Road closed on Vermont Street between Busey Ave  & Orchard Street to through traffic beginning 8/13/10 9:00 am  - Saturday 8/14/10 – 5:00 pm for an emergency sewer repair. 
Post date: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 09:15
Post date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 11:16
The City of Urbana is installing a new storm sewer on Race Street between University Avenue and the Norfolk-Southern (N-S) Railroad Tracks. Race Street south of University Avenue to the N-S Railroad Tracks will be closed to all thru traffic weather permitting beginning on Monday August 16, 2010 at 7:00 A.M. to Thursday August 26, 2010 at 5:00 P.M.
Post date: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 11:18
Beginning Monday August 9th, weather permitting the Park Street Reconstruction Project will start construction. This project consists of removing the existing brick and asphalt pavements, curb and gutters, driveway approaches, sidewalk ramps and then installing a new concrete pavement with new curb and gutter and new street lighting utilizing light emitting diodes.
Post date: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 09:17
The City of Urbana is pleased to announce that the Goodwin Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvement Project was recently awarded with a Exemplary Human Environment Initiative Award by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Post date: Monday, August 2, 2010 - 09:50