Comprehensive Plan

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Get involved in 2019!

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 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.

The creation of a new Comprehensive Plan will be an 18-month process that includes multiple phases of public participation on issues related to new development, growth, and sustaining the existing community. The first phase of public outreach is to identify people’s interests and vision for the future.

We invite people to participate online and in person at outreach meetings in February and this spring.

Comp Plan 1Council member at Comprehensive Plan meeting

City Council members (above and right) work to establish Ames Comprehensive Plan priorities during a kick-off input session during a recent City Council meeting.


Calendar of Events

Meeting dates have yet to be determined - keep checking back!


City Council Meetings
December 18, 2018


Kelly Diekmann, Director 
Planning and Housing Department