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Model Codes, Ordinances, and Plans

  • Updated: 10/15/2016 11:10 pm CDT
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    The North Liberty Comprehensive Plan is a guidance for development and redevelopment for the community. 

  • Updated: 10/15/2016 10:36 pm CDT
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    The Indianola Comprehensive Plan is developed through public input to set directions for future growth, development, and redevelopment for the next twenty years.

  • Updated: 10/13/2016 7:52 pm CDT
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    The 2030 Johnston Comprehensive Plan aims to guide the future growth of the community and sketch out tools to achieve the vision.

  • Updated: 10/13/2016 6:56 pm CDT
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    The Pella Comprehensive Plan provides guidance for future development for the next 20 years. The plan focuses on the availability of diverse housing types, and the continued success of the downtown.    

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 8:07 pm CDT
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    The Clinton 2032 Comprehensive Plan provides a legal basis for land use regulations by analyzing existing conditions and developing growth goals, develops a vision for a community, and establishes the specific actions necessary to fulfill the vision.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 8:04 pm CDT
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    The Davenport 2025 develops recommendations and strategies for future development and growth in Davenport

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 8:02 pm CDT
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    The Mason City Comprehensive Plan contains several components that guide growth and development in the city over the next twenty years.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 8:01 pm CDT
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    The Bettendorf Comprehensive Plan identifies current needs and goals for the community, presents a vision for the future, and sets priorities for new public policy and investments for the next 20 years.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:57 pm CDT
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    The city of Dubuque website provides resources related to city planning such as comprehensive plan, future land use map, and regional planning resources.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:56 pm CDT
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    The Marion Comprehensive Plan is a guide for physical improvement and development for the next 15 to 20 years.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:54 pm CDT
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    The Urbandale Comprehensive Plan analyzes all aspects of the city it exists, establishes goals and policies for future development, and outlines an implementation of the goals and policies.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:52 pm CDT
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    The Salix 2035 Comprehensive Plan is designed to identify community values and priorities, create a vision of the future of Salix, and establish goals, objectives, and recommendations to achieve the vision and protect the assets of the community.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:50 pm CDT
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    The Comprehensive Plan provides a share vision to guide future actions and decisions over a 20-year time frame. The plan can be amended if decisions are being made that are not consistent with the plan.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:48 pm CDT
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    The Crescent Comprehensive Plan helps guide the future growth, community development, and to be the basis for land use policies and regulations over a 20-year time frame.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:47 pm CDT
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    Carlisle Comprehensive Plan is designed to help the community make informed decisions as the community continues to grow.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:45 pm CDT
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    Polk City Comprehensive plan outlines broad policy directions for growth, development, and redevelopment over the next twenty years.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:44 pm CDT
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    The Altoona Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint to focus on priorities for policy and investment in the next 20 years.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:42 pm CDT
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    The Washington Comprehensive Plan includes existing conditions and opportunities for growth, and providing guidelines for the growth.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:41 pm CDT
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    2013 Cumming Comprehensive Plan contains information on past and current conditions in Cumming City, and provides recommendations for future development of Cumming.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:39 pm CDT
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    Avoca comprehensive plan aims to utilize limited resources to create a safe and equitable opportunities for residents.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:38 pm CDT
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    The Scott County Comprehensive Plan aims to outline the vision, analyze existing conditions, identify future project needs, set goals and objectives; and recommend strategies for implementation.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:31 pm CDT
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    The Delaware County Comprehensive Plan is designed to help achieve the community’s vision of the future in accord with local priorities and resources.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:27 pm CDT
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    Dallas county Comprehensive Plan aims to provide long-range goals and land use outlines for the future development. The plan is in the process of updating.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:25 pm CDT
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    The 2012 Lyon county Comprehensive Plan contains goals, objections, and policy recommendations for the next 10 to 20 years, and land use map creating a illustration of future land use development.

  • Updated: 10/09/2016 7:23 pm CDT
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    The Polk County Comprehensive Plan 2030 is designed to establish a policy framework for land use changes and public improvements within a 25-year time frame.

  • Updated: 09/28/2016 4:59 pm CDT
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    Linn County Comprehensive Plan includes an overview of previous plan, the update process, and monitor of the plan. The goal of the plan is to guide development of the county for next 10 to 20 years. 

  • Updated: 05/18/2016 5:52 am CDT
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    Form-Based Codes Institute is a nonprofit that not only dedicates to promoting knowledge and use of form-based codes, but also develops standards for form-based codes.

  • Updated: 01/15/2016 1:08 am CST
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    Sioux City Zoning and Sign Code won the “Best Practice” received the APA-Iowa Awards in 2015 and it was adopted in the same year.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:04 pm CDT
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    Access this link to view the Regional Smart Plan for Dubuque County and its website.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:24 pm CDT
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    The Land Use Policy Plan is the comprehensive plan for the City of Ames, Iowa. Access to the complete Land Use Policy Plan can be found here.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:22 pm CDT
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    Iowa City's Comprehensive Plan presents a vision for the city, provides a strategy for realizing the vision and sets policies for the growth and development of specific geographic areas of the city.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:13 pm CDT
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    The City of Dubuque's Unified Development Code (UDC).

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:12 pm CDT
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    The Ames Urban Fringe Plan (2006) is a shared land use plan cooperatively developed by Boone County, Story County, the City of Ames and the City of Gilbert.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:11 pm CDT
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    Part 1 (Zoning Manual) and Part 2 (Zoning Manuscript) of the Dubuque County Rural Model Smart Code can be accessed here.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:03 pm CDT
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    Found here is the West Des Moines, Iowa City Code pertaining to the Jordan Creek Overlay District.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 8:31 pm CDT
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    The International Property Maintenance Code provides model code regulations that contain clear and specific property maintenance requirements with required property improvement provisions.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:58 pm CDT
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    Handbook sponsored by Omaha by Design. The handbook sets out to improve the appearance of Omaha’s streets and create a setting that is welcoming to pedestrians and cyclists as well as drivers and transit users.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 11:49 am CDT
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    The West Des Moines Pattern Book is a resource for homeowners on the basics of updating or renovating a home using good design practices.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 11:47 am CDT
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    This link provides a video that summarizes the components of the St. Paul, Minnesota Way-finding Master Plan.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 1:40 pm CDT
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    A list of the fringe area agreements for Johnson County, Iowa.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:50 pm CDT
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    Access to the City of Ankeny, Iowa Comprehensive Plan (2010) is given here.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 9:47 pm CDT
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    Provided is a list of model plans and case studies from Iowa and across the country.

  • Updated: 09/20/2015 12:15 pm CDT
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    This link will direct you toward PlanIowa.com's website. Website visitors can explore case studies from around the country, as well as access a variety of links to tools for public participation and surveying.