Community Development

Welcome to the Community Development webpages! We invite homeowners, builders and developers to use this site to complete common tasks associated with new construction, home improvements and land development. All information obtained from this site should be cross referenced with the Building Official prior to plan development or beginning construction. Please review our website disclaimer for full information.

On July 16, 2018, the City Council amended the City’s Urban Revitalization Plan.  The amendment changed the abatement program.

For more information, please click here: Amended and Restated Urban Revitalization Plan 2018.
Amendment to Ordinance 1596 can be found here: Ordinance 1596.

Application forms can be accessed here: Tax Abatement Form Updated July 2018.

Attached is a FAQ document that provides answers to frequently asked questions which can be accessed here: Abatement Program FAQ

Call Before You Dig


Call 1-800-292-8989 or dial 811 at least 48 hours prior to all excavation. Iowa One Call is a free service. For more information go to their website.

Permits and Forms

Ordinances