The Urban Development Department is the "youngest" City department. Perhaps that helps explain some of the dissimilar functions included under the UDD umbrella. Beginning in the late 1970's, UDD managed Lincoln's share of federal Community Development Block Grant funds. That's still one of our primary responsibilities, but several others have been added: coordinating acquisition and sales of City property, serving as the City's Redevelopment Authority, and managing public parking resources.

Even with the disparity of those responsibilities, these ideals guide our efforts: