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

City officials have made significant progress in negotiating a redevelopment agreement for the Urbana Landmark Hotel -- including reducing proposed city incentives from $9.5 million to $7 million. Other new provisions in the draft agreement include:
Post date: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 14:27
The Downtown Urbana Food Truck Rally will be taking place on the last Tuesday of every month from April-October from 11 AM to 2 PM outside the Civic Center. The series of events is brought to you by the City of Urbana Community Development Department.
Post date: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 10:24
The city of Urbana has been awarded a $71,000 state grant to demolish abandoned homes and maintain cleared lots. The Feb. 17 grant award was made by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, a self-supporting state agency that finances the creation and preservation of affordable housing across Illinois. The money comes from the agency’s Abandoned Residential Municipality Relief Program, which helps cities secure, maintain and demolish abandoned residential properties.
Post date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 09:50
Busey is investing $1.5 million to remodel its banking center in a project that will relocate more than 50 additional associates to downtown Urbana by mid-August.
Post date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 13:30
In about a month, fans of Strawberry Fields Natural Food Market in Urbana and World Harvest International & Gourmet Foods in Champaign won’t have to make two stops any more.
Post date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:32