Development Resources

City staff are here to help.  Below is a list of departments involved in the development process, a brief description of their role and links to important resources. 

Economic Development
The Economic Development team will guide you from the beginning of your project until the day your doors (re)open.  Access information about the community, available sites and buildings, financial incentives and workforce training programs through this department.

Community Development
The Community Development department includes the Planning and Zoning Division and the Building Services Division.  Staff review residential and commercial plans for conformance with all City plans and regulations including but not limited to the Comprehensive Plan (PDF), Building Code (PDF), Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Site Planning Ordinance and Sign Ordinance online by searching the Municipal Code.  

Engineering & Public Works
The Engineering and Public Works department reviews all residential and commercial plans and is responsible for all public infrastructure projects in Urbandale.  They conduct traffic studies, manage mapping applications and routinely provide updates on current roadway projects.