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  • Public Invited to Update on Hira Park Plans

    Ames Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a meeting to view updated plans for Tahira and Labh Hira Park. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the meeting room at the west Hy-Vee, 3800 Lincoln Way. Parks and Recreation Department staff will be available for

  • Public Invited to Brainstorming Meeting on Possible Ames Film Festival

    Ames Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an exploratory meeting for anyone interested in helping to hold an Ames-based film festival. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at the Ames City Auditorium in City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.

  • Forums Scheduled to Educate Public On Community Development Block Grant Funding

    The City of Ames will host two public forums to educate the public on the status and the future of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs and to gather public feedback for its 2020-21 Annual Action Plan projects.

  • Grants Available to Improve Building Facades in Campustown Area

    Commercial property or business owners interested in enhancing the appearance of street-facing sides of commercial buildings located south and west of Iowa State University campus can apply for grants through the Campustown Façade Grant Program.

  • Public Input Sought on Community Needs Assessment

    The Story County Quality of Life Alliance, a group of local public health, youth and family services organizations as well as the United Way of Story County, Story County government, and the City of Ames municipal government, is leading the process for the 2020 community needs assessment.

  • Façade Grant Applications Available for Downtown

    The City of Ames Planning Division is accepting applications for the Downtown Façade Grant. Businesses and building owners within the Downtown Service Center could qualify for a dollar-for-dollar matching grant of up to $15,000 for façade improvements.

  • City of Ames Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents Day

    Most City of Ames departments and divisions will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in recognition of Presidents Day. Additionally, the City Assessor’s Office and Ames Public Library will be closed.

  • Nominations Sought for Historic Preservation Awards

    The Ames Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2020 Historic Preservation Awards Program. This program recognizes a variety of historic preservation activities, including work on building exteriors, site work, and other notable contributions to preservation in Ames.