Our city planner and planning department handles 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. Street maps are available on our City Maps page, and 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
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.
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.