About the Study

Upcoming Meetings

Final Plan Report to City Council - Monday September 22, presentation to City Council (3:45 PM) and Public Hearing (7:00 PM)
The Final Comprehensive Plan Report will be presented to the City Council for consideration and adoption. During the 3:45 PM City Council work session, a formal presentation of the Comprehensive Plan will be provided. This will offer the opportunity for discussion among elected officials. At the 7:00 PM public hearing, the general public will be given the opportunity to offer comments on the Plan. Both meetings are open to the public and all Council Bluffs citizens are invited to attend. The meetings will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall (209 Pearl Street).

Past Meetings

Community Workshop #1 - Wednesday October 24, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Kirn Middle School (100 North Avenue)
This workshop is the first of many face-to-face community outreach events scheduled throughout the planning process. The purpose of this workshop is to allow residents to provide input, before any plans or recommendations are formulated. The workshop will: (a) review the purpose of the Comprehensive Plan, the planning process to be undertaken, and the schedule for the project; and (b) secure local views on concerns, issues and potentials within the community.

Business Workshop -  Thursday, October 25, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at Looft Hall Conference Center (Iowa West Community College, 2700 College Road, then follow directional signage to Looft Hall)
The Business Workshop will be an opportunity for business owners to discuss issues and challenges related to establishing, operating and growing a business in Council Bluffs. Business owners have unique needs and experience unique challenges in any community. It is critical that the Comprehensive Plan consider these.

Community Workshop #2 - Visioning Charrette/Workshop – February 13, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Council Bluffs Public Library, Meeting Room 'B'.

The Community Visioning Session will include both large group and small group working sessions to review and discus conditions and potentials within the City. The large group will work together to identify issues and opportunities, and the small “breakout” groups will work together to develop “visions” for the future of the community. It will conclude with general agreement regarding the long-term role and character of Council Bluffs and the projects and improvements that will be desirable in the future.

Community Workshop #3 – Draft Plan Review – August 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Community Hall at 205 South Main Street
The third community workshop will be conducted to review and discuss the draft Comprehensive Plan. This workshop will be held on August 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM, and will include an Open House from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and a formal presentation and public comment period beginning at 7:00 PM. Please stay tuned for information regarding the location of the meeting. The draft Comprehensive Plan can be downloaded for review from the "Documents" section of this website.

Comprehensive Plan Report to the Planning Commission (Public Hearing) - Tuesday September 9th, 6:00PM at the Community Hall, 205 South Main Street
The draft Comprehensive Plan Report will be presented to the Planning Commission for public hearing. Based on review and discussion, and based on public feedback during the public hearing, a revised Comprehensive Plan will be prepared for recommendation to the City Council. More information on this meeting can be found in the "Project News" section of this project website, and the document can be downloaded from the "Documents" section of this project website.

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