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.

Planning & Zoning Commission

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The powers of the Planning Zoning Commission include making surveys, studies, maps, plans, or charts of the City or of surrounding areas which have bearing upon Ames. The Council refers various plans to the Commission for their recommendation prior to making a Council decision. The Commission may recommend changes in zoning, offer advice relating to location of City facilities and streets, and may recommend a comprehensive plan for the City.

Meets regularly at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

Current Agenda and Linked Documentation (Click Here)

Current Planning & Zoning Commission Members

Carlton Basmajian
Matthew Converse
Jon Emery
Ruth Hulstrom
Anuprit Minhas
Doug Ragaller
Carol Spencer


  • P & Z Work Flow Schedule
  • Archive of Previous Agendas and Minutes


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