Planning & Zoning Department
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The City of Belle Plaine's Planning division of the Community Development Department manages the growth and development of the community by administering land use regulations outlined in various guiding documents and as stated in the Belle Plaine City Code. The department coordinates the application process for zoning changes, conditional use permits, variances, annexations and subdivisions.
Zoning Map (September 2020)
The information presented on this page is to help navigate through the processes of Land Development and Building Permits. Whether you are a developer, contractor, or a resident these guides will answer many of the questions you may have.
Development Manual Word Version PDF Version Permitting Guide Word Version PDF Version
- Building Appeal
- Conditional Use
- Easement & Bluff Encroachment Permit
(Easement & Bluff Encroachment info handout)
- Interim Use
- Moving Structure
- Non-Conforming Expansion
- Planning Consideration
(Concept Plan, Minor Subdivision, Rezoning, Preliminary Plat, Final Plat, Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Alley/Street Vacation)
- Planned Unit Development
- Sign Permit Application
The deadline for all planning condsiderations is the Planning Commission meeting date prior. The Planning Commission meets the second Monday of the month.
Destination Belle Plaine 2040
Destination Belle Plaine 2040 is the City's 2040 Comprehensive Plan update. Destination 2040’s vision is “a perpetually sustainable, complete, and livable City for all people, seasons, and generations”. Destination 2040 is based on five desired outcomes: stewardship, long-term economic prosperity, social equity, livability, and sustainability.
Major themes are:
Managing principles include: integration, collaboration, and accountability.
Individual plan elements can be accessed by clicking on the links that follow.Follow the link for Destination Belle Plaine 2040