Planning and Urban Design & Zoning

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.

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June 21, 2021: There may be temporary delays in processing requests during the next couple of months while staff transition to a new software platform.


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Planning and Urban Design
Argonne Armory – 2nd Floor
602 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines IA 50309
(515) 283-4192
Monday through Friday
8 :00 AM to 5:00 PM