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

N/A

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, SChakraborty@dmgov.org.  For general inquiries regarding Zoning requirements in Chapter 134 of the Municipal Code, please contact Zoning Staff in the Neighborhood Services Department at DZ@dmgov.org. For inquiries regarding the Planning & Design requirements in Chapter 135 of the Municipal Code please contact Planning@dmgov.org.