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    Zoning and Subdivision Code Rewrite

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    Prairie Trail Looking West

    The City of Ankeny has hired a consultant team to update our zoning and subdivision regulations, as recommended in our newly adopted Comprehensive Plan, The Ankeny Plan 2040. Over the next year and a half, Confluence, Kendig Keast Collaborative, White and Smith, LLC, and Snyder & Associates will engage with the public and rewrite the regulations to:
    • Implement the land use policies of the new Comprehensive Plan
    • Improve the review and approval process for new development
    • Incorporate site and building design standards to ensure continued quality design
    • Preserve and enhance various types of community character throughout Ankeny
    • Create a user-friendly, illustrative code

    The project kicked off Oct. 29 & 30, 2018  with a series of focus group meetings with residents and other community stakeholders.