Plan and Zoning Commission

Oversees the preparation and administration of the comprehensive plan (PlanDSM Creating Our Tomorrow), zoning, long-range planning, site planning, land subdivisions, and public improvements as defined by codes; sets policy; and determines plan and zoning requirements. Iowa Code Section 414.6

General Requirements

GENDER BALANCE REQUIRED - Fifteen members qualified by knowledge or experience to act in matters pertaining to the development and execution of a city plan; no member may hold an elective office in the municipal government.

Professional Requirements


Membership Term Information

Five years

Term Limits

Term limits apply

Term Expiration

First Monday in July

Meeting Information

Informational meeting - 5:30 PM (when scheduled); Public Hearings begin at 6:00 PM

Meeting Frequency

First and third Thursdays of each month

Meeting Time

6:00 PM

Meeting Location

Richard A. Clark Municipal Services Center - Second Floor, Board Room
1551 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

City Staff

Sreyoshi Chakraborty, AICP, (515) 283-4749,  For general inquiries regarding Zoning requirements in Chapter 134 of the Municipal Code, please contact Zoning Staff in the Neighborhood Services Department at For inquiries regarding the Planning & Design requirements in Chapter 135 of the Municipal Code please contact