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    Development Engineering

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    Development Engineering

    The technical review process for new development within the City of Ankeny includes a review by the Development Engineering staff. We review subdivision plats, site plans, planned unit developments, rezonings and various other items submitted to the City and collaborate with the Planning and Building Department during the review process. This review provides quality assurance that public improvements are built to the proper standards and safety regulations for the protection of our customers.

    We also are responsible for the coordination of construction of infrastructure improvements for developer funded projects. We monitor the construction of streets and utilities to make sure public infrastructure is constructed according to the project's plans and specifications. This requires substantial coordination with developers and contractors during all phases of construction.

    We administer the permitting and licensing of franchise utilities to ensure the coordination of gas, electric, fiber optic, etc. in the City’s public rights of way. Visit the Right of Way Permit and Private Utility License page for more information and to find the applications.


    New Development

    As the fastest growing city in the midwest, it is no wonder there are so many construction sites throughout Ankeny. What are they building? Check out the map below.

    Project Description

    Multi-Family Housing

    Project Station

    Under Construction

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