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City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

COVID-19

**EVEN THOUGH THE  AMES CITY HALL BUILDING IS CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS WE ARE STILL PROCESSING PLANNING APPLICATION SUBMITTALS. FOR PLAN SUBMITTALS THAT REQUIRE ORIGINAL SIGNATURES AND ALL RESUBMITTALS PLEASE SEND THOSE TO US VIA MAIL, FED EX, UPS OR DROP THEM OFF AT THE CHECK-IN TABLE DIRECTLY INSIDE THE EAST DOOR OF CITY HALL. ADMITTANCE TO THE BUILDING IS PROHIBITED BEYOND THOSE TABLES. FOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A SIGNATURE (KICK-OFF MEETINGS AND SKETCH PLANS) THOSE APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BY EMAILING US AT: PLANNING@CITYOFAMES.ORG. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US BY CALLING US AT: 515-239-5400.

 

AMES PLAN 2040

 

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Keep Involved with Planning for 2040

WHAT'S NEW

 Historic Preservation Awards Form (deadline for 2020: Feb.24)

CCOMAS Projects

Guest Lodging Webpage

Flood Plain Map Updates

North Growth Gap Area

Lincoln Way/Downtown Gateway Zoning

   2018 Lincoln Way Corridor Plan

Apartment Development Trends 2017 

 

Kelly Diekmann, Director of Planning & Housing
 515 Clark Ave., Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-239-5400    Fax: 515-239-5404
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Staff Contacts


 Information on Planning

Boards and Commissions
For information on the responsibilities of each board and commission, their schedules, and the latest agendas and minutes, please follow the links below.

If you are interested in doing work on your single-family residence, please visit the Inspection Division page.

To look up properties to find ownership, assessed value, and much more, use this link to the Ames City Assessors Office.


Business Development Assistance

Click here for resources to assist with starting or growing a business

Click here for the Business Development Toolkit

 

 

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