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City Hall Closed Wednesday, April 24, for Move

City Hall Closed Wednesday, April 24, for Move

City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, so staff can move from the current, leased offices to the new, permanent building.

The final day of operations at 3 Quail Creek Center will be Tuesday, April 23.

City Hall will reopen at 360 N. Main St. at 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 25.

A ribbon cutting and open house is planned for Tuesday, May 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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North Liberty’s Planning Department and its city planner handle a variety of planning and land development inquiries and serves as the city’s resource for planning, platting, zoning and development information.

Information about and applications for rezoning, platting, site plans and other new-development issues are available on our Development page. Our zoning map is available on the Johnson County Property Information Viewer GIS map as a layer.

Our Subdivision Ordinance is available here: Chapter 180: Subdivision Ordinance

Comprehensive Plan

The purpose of the Connected to Tomorrow comprehensive plan is to guide development, redevelopment and other policy for the City of North Liberty, focusing on land use planning.

The Connected to Tomorrow comprehensive plan is the foundational document to guide city decisions. The plan identifies current needs and goals for the
community, presents a vision for the future, and sets priorities for new public policy and investments. The plan looks to the future and covers a wide variety of topics.

The current comprehensive plan was adopted in February 2023.

Connected to Tomorrow identifies a shared vision and set of goals for the community based on a series of public discussions and community needs. The comprehensive plan serves three primary roles:

A Shared Vision for the Future

Comprehensive planning provides an opportunity for residents to create a shared vision for their community. Residents and City Staff identified issues and opportunities for North Liberty’s land use, infrastructure, public facilities, natural resources, and more. These findings create a vision and set public priorities.

Guidance for Decision-Makers

The plan serves as a guide for city staff, the Planning & Zoning Commission, City Council and other City boards and commissions as they set policy, make public investments, and deliberate land use decisions.

Legal Basis for Land Use Regulations

The Code of Iowa allows cities to adopt land use regulations, such as zoning and subdivision ordinances, to promote the “health, safety, morals or general welfare of the community.” These regulations govern how to develop land within the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction. Land use regulations recognize that people live cooperatively and have certain responsibilities to coordinate and harmonize private property uses. Connected to Tomorrow provides a legal basis for these regulations.

Download the Comprehensive Plan


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