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Land Use Policy Plan

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City of Ames, Iowa
RM Plan Group - Nashville - August 29, 1997
Latest Text Revision by City of Ames - January 23, 2018

The Land Use Policy Plan is the comprehensive plan for the City of Ames. It is published online as a convenience to citizens.  Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of material published online, citizens are advised that the only official edition of the Land Use Policy Plan is the printed version maintained by the Department of Planning and Housing or resolutions maintained by the City Clerk.  Downloaded versions are not official.  Please note that there may have been amendments, additions, or deletions to the document made subsequent to the last update. For more information, contact the Department of Planning and Housing at 515-239-5400.


Table of Contents - Foreword

Chapter 1 - Planning Base

Chapter 2 - Land Use

MAP: Future Land Use Map

MAP: Land Use Framework Map - Ames Urban Fringe Plan

MAP: Greenways & Environmentally Sensitive Lands Map

Chapter 3 - Mobility

Chapter 4 - Environmental

Chapter 5 - Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

Chapter 6 - Implementation

Appendix A - Vision Statements; Technical Memorandum 2

Appendix B - Growth Determinants; Technical Memorandum 3

Appendix C - Land Use Policy Plan Amendment Process



Ames, Gilbert, Story County 28E Agreement

 Ames Urban Fringe Plan

 Ames Urban Fringe Land Use Summary

 South Lincoln Way Mixed Use Plan

 2008 Targeted Growth Analysis
 2009 LUPP Update
 Lincoln Way Corridor Plan




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