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

The City of Urbana has concluded that a proposal by developer Crimson Rock Capital to renovate the Urbana Landmark Hotel is not feasible. Mayor Diane Marlin said the major issues were the large amount of money the city would have to borrow to finance the project, the low level of equity participation by the developer and overall taxpayer risk.
Post date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:54
Preliminary work on a new 18-unit three-story apartment building in West Urbana will begin within a few weeks, with the planned demolition of four existing buildings.
Post date: Friday, June 9, 2017 - 14:24
Downtown Urbana: June 2, 4-11 PM
Post date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 09:30
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO POTENTIALLY INCLEMENT WEATHER ON MAY 20 NEW DATE IS JULY 1 at 9:00AM
Post date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:14
Angie Armstrong has had a longtime dream of owning a women’s fashion store. On April 1, after two months of do-it-yourself remodeling work, that dream became a reality with the opening of the bluebird boutique at 212 W. Green St., Urbana. Three weeks later, the Urbana native is still giddy at having her own business.
Post date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 14:51