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Planning and Urban Design

The Planning and Urban Design Division performs long-range and development planning, urban design and planning support for Downtown projects and prepares the Comprehensive Plan.

Development Planning includes staff support for the Plan and Zoning Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Historic Preservation Commission, as well as support for the City’s development review processes.

Is your property in our jurisdiction? The jurisdiction will be listed in the upper right hand corner of the property listing.

Confirm Here: Polk County Assessor

Find out more about your property by using the City of Des Moines' Show Me My House tool.

Once you have determined the jurisdiction, confirm the Zoning District and review the Municipal Code Chapter 134 for the specific regulations.

Planning and Urban Design
Argonne Armory – 2nd Floor
602 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines IA 50309
(515) 283-4182
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.