Design Review is an administrative review that is required for:

  • properties in Urban Renewal parcels;
  • building projects and sign permits within City Plaza;
  • projects that benefit from tax abatement or tax increment financing;
  • multi-family properties within the Central Planning District and PRM zone
  • multi-family properties seeking alternatives to building and/or site design standards

City staff typically review the applications and plans for these projects. Occasionally City Council approval is required in addition to staff's recommendation for approval. 

For more information about Design Review, call 319-356-5122.

Site design review applications can be found on the City's new Customer Self-Service (CSS) portal

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