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 U-Cycle program would like your input as we consider a voluntary, subscription-based food scrap collection program.  Please fill out the survey here.
Post date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 08:57
Illinois Street will be closed between Lincoln Avenue and Busey Avenue in Urbana beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019. Weather permitting, Cross Construction, Inc. will make a repair to the City sanitary sewer main under the pavement on Illinois Street. Illinois Street will reopen by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Post date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:08
South Cottage Grove Avenue will be closed intermittently to thru traffic between East Washington Street and Eastern Drive starting at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday February 26, 2018 through 5:00 p.m. Wednesday February 27, 2018 for a sanitary sewer repair done by D&S Sewer Service. Access will be maintained to all properties along South Cottage Grove Avenue but no thru traffic will be permitted on South Cottage Grove Avenue between East Washington Street and Eastern Drive during the repair.
Post date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:58
Closed The City of Urbana is seeking bids from qualified vendors to provide a one day bulk sale of compost bins and rain barrels. Bids will be accepted at the Public Works Department, 706 Glover Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Bids will be accepted up to and no later than 2:00 CST p.m., Friday, March 29th, 2019 and at said time shall be opened and read publicly. 
Post date: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 07:52
Closed The City of Urbana is seeking bids from qualified vendors to provide two 2019 Ford Fusion SE sedans.  Sealed bids will be accepted at the Public Works Department, 706 Glover, Urbana, Illinois, 61802, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Bids will be accepted up to and no later than 2:00 p.m. CST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 and at said time the bids shall be opened and read publically.  The bid document is attached for download on this page below.
Post date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 13:55