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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Our offices in the Armory building are closed until Monday, Nov. 29. Services are still available online and by phone. Learn More


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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