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Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

Office and Studio Rentals

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is located in the historic Post Office building in the heart of downtown Urbana. As a non-profit organization, the UCIMC offers these spaces at affordable rates for your use. 

Current Available Rentals:

Room 215 / $330 / 231 ft² - Artist/Small Business Studio

Studio for rent in the Independent Media Center, downtown Urbana. Very convenient location. Close to bus, library and shopping (as are all of the spaces listed here, of course). This room is 231sq. ft. and rents for $330 per mo; Has medium brown wood panel wall covering, exposed mechanical ducts just below the ceiling, and regular square-tile floors. Many linear feet of shelving for the room are in storage, with the tenant having the choice as to whether they become re-affixed to the walls. Can be used as an artist's(s') studio or small business office or production facility. Utilities included; Parking, Internet, and phone services are available.  

There are no windows in this room.

And don't forget to take advantage of the City of Urbana Economic Development Incentive Programs

The City of Urbana is an excellent place to live and do business. Urbana’s Economic Development Team is experienced, service oriented and ready to assist you in expanding or locating a new business here.

The Urbana Economic Development Division administers several programs aimed at attracting new and improving existing businesses and commercial developments. These programs include economic incentives in the form of grants and redevelopment assistance. City staff will also provide detailed market information, conduct real estate searches, and give guidance throughout the development process. We are customer service oriented and look forward to assisting you by helping you find the right building, land, workforce, training, or anything else you need to be successful in Urbana.

Please contact the Economic Development Division at www.urbanaillinois.us or 217-384-2444 if you have any questions. Staff will assist you in reviewing the incentive programs to determine what is the best fit for your business or project.

1. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GRANT ($1,000 - $2,000)

  • For new, expanding and transitioning businesses
  • Required consultation with SBDC/SCORE
  • Business Planning expenses covered up front; remainder awarded as grant

2. BUSINESS OPENING GRANT ($1,000)

  • For new and expanding businesses
  • Awarded to business opening ceremony or ribbon cutting
  • Only available to Priority Use businesses