AMES PLAN 2040
City Council to Consider
Ames Plan 2040 Growth Decisions
January 14, 2020, 6 PM, City Council Chambers
The City of Ames has kicked off its efforts for updating its community planning through the year 2040.
The current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 1997 and was principally concerned with land use and growth of Ames through 2030. The city has grown by more than 16,000 people since the adoption of the last Plan. The city has eclipsed many of the growth projections and altered its growth assumptions and patterns contained in the current plan. Due to the changes, the City Council determined that the City would pursue the preparation of a new Comprehensive Plan.
Data & Resources:
- Workshop #5: Discussion of Priorities- Sept. 24, 2019
- Public Open House Display- Aug. 22, 2019
- Public Open House Press Release- Aug. 9, 2019
- Workshop #4: Future Growth Options- Jul. 16, 2019
- Workshop #3: Land Use Projections and Scenarios- Apr. 23, 2019
- Workshop #2: Update- Apr. 2, 2019
- Public Input Emerging Themes- March 2019
- Demographics, Economic Base & Real Estate Inventory Analysis- Mar. 2019
- Public Open House (Kick-Off) Display- Feb / Mar 2019
- Workshop #1: City Council Kick-Off- Dec. 18, 2018
- City Council Presentation: Planning for the Plan- Aug 2017
Council works to establish priorities at Kick-Off
The City's current 1997 Land Use Policy Plan (LUPP) includes four topics (Land Use, Mobility, Environmental and Parks, Recreation and Open Space) to help address goals of the City related to growth. The City defined a vision for the future within the LUPP and included 10 goals and related objectives for attaining this vision and managing growth. The LUPP also includes references to implementation policies and other sub-area planning priorities, including the Ames Urban Fringe Plan for management of the two-mile area around the City.You can find the current plan and other relevant documents at this link.
Kelly Diekmann, Director
Planning and Housing Department