Plan Development

Des Moines Plan Development Division


The Plan Development Division assists in developing, coordination and implementing long range planning including the Comprehensive Plan. This division is also responsible for implementing specific project, strategic, or master plans as directed by the City Council.

Plan Development drafts and implements legislation and is responsible for providing research and analysis of area of concern. This division is responsible for non-block grant writing, including population projections and census projections enumeration; electronic and non-electronic mapping for the city, assigned tasks and interdepartmental support and similar activities. Its central purpose is to identify issues, project needs and assist in establishing policies to achieve declared goals.

Plan Development researches, drafts, and coordinates activities relating to state legislation such as the Growth Management Act (GMA), SEPA, and the State Shoreline Act.