City planners work to improve the quality of life of people and the communities where they live. They work with residents to envision the future of their city by creating the right balance of new development with the preservation of existing neighborhoods.
The Land Development Division is responsible for development management, zoning administration, mapping, and graphics.
Long range planning is carried out by the Long Range Planning Division of the Planning Department. Long-range planning studies the impacts of growth and development on the city and sets a vision for the community.
Champaign promotes economic stability and growth through sound planning and development programs including Industrial Development incentives, Enterprise Zone incentives, Tax Increment Finance Districts, development programs in the downtown and campustown and capital improvements planning and construction.
See Planning & Development Department staff and their contact information. To learn more about the department, review the 2013/2014 Planning and Development Department Annual Report.
Boards and Commissions Staffed by the Planning & Development Department
The Planning & Development Department provides staff support for the following Boards and Commissions. The links below provide more information on each Boards meeting schedule, agenda, and minutes.
At times, special meetings are scheduled and regular meetings are canceled. Please contact the Planning & Develoment Department at 217-403-8800 to confirm meeting schedules.