Long-Range Planning Library

In collaboration with the community and key stakeholders, the Community Development Department crafts land use plans, strategic plans, and other studies for land use and development within Indianola. These documents are routinely conducted and updated to align with community values and provide accurate data and information to assist with policy decisions.


Elevate Indianola Comprehensive Plan


A Comprehensive Plan is the community's visual guide to future planning. It includes long-range planning policy to guide decisions about the development of a community. A comprehensive plan will include a Future Land Use Map (FLUM), as well as an implementation matrix to help bring the community's vision for the future to life.

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View the Implementation Matrix Status and Report

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North River Arts and Culture Plan


The Arts and Culture Plan is an actionable tool and road map for the North Arts Region, a region consisting of a collection of communities south of the Des Moines Metro.

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6th Street Sub-Area Plan


The 6th Street Sub-Area Plan will see Warren County Secondary Roads leave as they relocated facilities south of Indianola, leaving potential ground for redevelopment in the heart of the community.

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City Square Master Plan


The City Square master plan outlines the project scope and key considerations, reports on existing downtown conditions and includes a public parking study. The master plan also shows three preliminary concept ideas for a renovated City Square along with recommendations for the site.

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Other Studies and Plans

Please see our other land use plans, strategic plans, and other relevant studies that the city has adopted: