Upcoming meetings and activities are listed first, followed by a listing of completed events and activities with links to download meeting materials at the bottom of this page.

Meeting dates and times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check back here before attending a meeting to verify time, date, and place. Thank you for your understanding.  

Upcoming Meetings + Activities


Comprehensive Planning Committee Meeting: - Review Plan -- November 2, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Room 203 B-C, Health and Human Services Building, 855 S. Dubuque Street

The Committee will discuss the latest draft of the plan (link below), which includes the goals+, guidelines and map. We additionally provide the map as a separate file for convenience.  The meeting will be recorded but not live broadcasted.

JoCo Comprehensive Plan-90%_DRAFT_10.18.2017

Draft Future Land Use Map_10.4.2017

 

Board of Supervisors Work Session: Review Draft -  November 16, 2017, from 1 p.m. to as long as necessary. 2nd-floor Boardroom, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

The Supervisors will review the draft based on the input from the prior CPC meeting. Then the draft will be shown to the public in an open house the first week of December with a two-week public input period for the public to comment on the draft plan and map.

Public Open House Review of Draft Plan and Map – December 5, 2017 from 5:30 to 8 or 8:30 p.m. (exact hours to be determined) Room 203 B-C, Health and Human Services Building, 855 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City

Two-Week Public Input Period for Public to Comment on Draft Plan and Map – December 1 - December 15, 2017

Final Presentation-  Date to be determined, including potential additional Public Open House

  • Present final comprehensive plan to County Supervisors and P&Z Commission in a joint meeting
  • Hold final Public Open House from 3 to 4:30 pm.
  • Provide opportunity for Q & A session

Comprehensive Plan Public Hearings & Adoption – Goal of early 2018

Completed Meetings + Activities


In addition to the info below on meetings since Nov. 2016, for additional notes and summaries of past activities prior to Sept. 5, 2017, see Meeting Notes + Survey Results.

 

 

Comprehensive Planning Committee: Introductory Meeting – November 29, 2016 COMPLETE

Audio recording of the meeting is available at the County Meeting's website for the meeting date.

 

Committee Meeting: Profile – January 26, 2017 COMPLETE

Audio recording of the meeting is available at the County Meeting's website for the meeting date.

 

Envision Meetings – February-March 2017 COMPLETE

 

Public Input Survey - Available February 6-March 17 COMPLETE
A public input survey was available February 6 March 17. A copy of the survey and the survey results summary can be found on the Meeting Notes + Survey Results page.

 

Focus Groups (8-10 sessions) held February- March 2017 COMPLETE
Groups were organized by topic area (i.e. housing, economic development, local foods, agricultural, etc.)

 

Public Input Sessions COMPLETE

In an effort to reach community members from every section of Johnson County, meetings in different sections of Johnson County were scheduled over a period of five weeks. These meetings were open to the public an were open-house style, in which people could drop by anytime. For more information about the public input sessions and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please see this FAQ Sheet.

Session 1

Tuesday February 7, 2017
Lone Tree Community Center 6-8pm
203 Devoe St
Lone Tree, IA 52755

Session 2

Thursday February 16, 2017
Kent Park Education Center 6-8pm
2048 Highway 6 NW
Oxford, Iowa 52322

Session 3

Wednesday February 22, 2017
Solon High School (Media Room) 6-8pm
600 West Fifth Street
Solon, Iowa 52333

Session 4

Tuesday February 28, 2017
Stringtown Produce Barn 11am–1pm
2250 540th Street SW
Kalona, Iowa
*Building located just north of String Town Grocery

Session 5

Monday March 6, 2017
Iowa City Library, Meeting Room A, 6-8pm
123 S Linn St
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Key Interviews (5-10) COMPLETE

 

Committee Meeting: Achieve #1 –April 27, 2017 COMPLETE

Audio recording of the meeting is available at the County Meeting's website for the meeting date.

 

Committee Meeting: Achieve #2 June 8, 2017 COMPLETE

Audio recording of the meeting is available at the County Meeting's website for the meeting date.

 

Comprehensive Planning Committee Meeting: Achieve #3 – June 15, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m. COMPLETE

The Comprehensive Planning Committee (CPC) held a meeting on June 15, 2017, to discuss the goals and policies for the Plan. The public was welcome to attend the meeting and was able to comment at the end of the meeting. Audio recording of the meeting is available at the County Meeting's website for the meeting date.

Click to view the maps presented at the meeting

Click here to download Meeting Agenda

 

Board of Supervisors Work Session: Review #1  June 26, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. COMPLETE

The supervisors discussed draft plan goals and strategies. Six members of the public attended. Audio of the work session was live the day of the event and accessible at the County meeting's website for the meeting date.

 

Board of Supervisors Work Session: Review #2 of Goals and Strategies July 13, 2017, from approximately 1:00 to 3:45 p.m. COMPLETE

The supervisors concluded their discussion of draft plan goals and strategies. Audio of the work session was live the day of the event and archived afterwards. You can access the broadcast at the County meeting's website.  The draft goals they discussed can be viewed here. The first part of the discussion took place June 26. Click here for audio from that meeting.

 

Comprehensive Planning Committee Meeting: Discuss Future Land Use Map and Development  Guidelines –  Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 or 7:30 p.m. – COMPLETE

To see the map materials that were reviewed, please see the maps page of this website. Based on the input, several maps were scheduled to be presented to the Board of Supervisors for their discussion on Sept. 5. The Future Land Use Development Guidelines (FLUDG) concept also was discussed at the July 27th meeting, and a preliminary draft was distributed. Changes were made to that draft based on some comments made at the meeting. The subsequent draft was distributed to the committee members by email and will be discussed at the committee's August 31st meeting. Please see the project schedule for a link to the guidelines under the August 31 meeting information. Approximately 25 members of the public attended the July 27th meeting. During the public open comment time, several members of the public spoke in favor of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Audio recording of the meeting is available on the County Meeting's website for the meeting date.

 

Comprehensive Planning Committee Meeting: Discuss Future Land Use Development Guidelines and Draft Review – August 31, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. – COMPLETE

The public was welcome to attend this meeting. The committee met to discuss the draft guidelines and submit their input on the JoCo Comprehensive Plan-60%_DRAFT_8.16.2017. Audio recording of the meeting is available at the County Meeting website for the meeting date.

There will be public open houses and public hearings in the months to come for the public to comment.

Click here to download the Draft Future Land Use Development Guidelines

 

Board of Supervisors Work Session: Review of Future Land Use Map  – Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. COMPLETE

The public was welcome to observe as the supervisors discuss the draft Future Land Use Map (FLUM). Audio of the work session was be live the day of the event and archived afterwards. You can access a link to the recording at the County's meeting website for the meeting date.

 

Board of Supervisors Work Session: Review of Future Land Use Development Guidelines (FLUDG) from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Friday, September 8, 2017. COMPLETE

The public was welcome to observe as the supervisors discussed the draft Future Land Use Development Guidelines (FLUDG). Audio of the work session was  live the day of the event and archived afterwards. You can access a link to the recording at the County meeting's website for the meeting date.

 

Board of Supervisors Weekly Work Session – Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. -- COMPLETE Second-floor Boardroom of the County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City

The Future Land Use Development Guidelines (FLUDG) were discussed. Assistant Director of Planning, Development, and Sustainability (PDS) Nate Mueller, PDS Assistant Planner Mitch Brouse, PDS Director Josh Busard, and Board members reviewed at length the draft Future Land Use and Development Guidelines. Board members agreed to meet individually with Brouse before discussing the guidelines at the Work Session scheduled on September 25 (which was postponed).

Audio of the work session was live the day of the event and archived afterwards. You can access a link to the broadcast at the County's meeting website.

The Review of Future Land Use Development Guidelines (FLUDG) & Future Land Use Map (FLUM) at this Work Session has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future meeting date.

Board of Supervisors Work Session: Review of Future Land Use Development Guidelines (FLUDG) & Future Land Use Map (FLUM) – Monday, September 25, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Second-floor Boardroom of the County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City

The public is welcome to observe as the Board of Supervisors discuss the draft guidelines and future land use map. Audio of the work session will be live the day of the event and archived afterwards. You can access a link to the broadcast at the County Meeting's website for the meeting date.

 

Board of Supervisors Listening Post – Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Room 203 B-C, Health and Human Services Building, 855 S. Dubuque Street

The Board of Supervisors took public comment on the Comprehensive Plan. Audio was live the day of the event and archived afterwards. You can access a link to the broadcast at the County Meeting's website for the meeting date. The following 60% and other materials were current at the time of the meeting. (Please see the homepage for the most current drafts, however.)

The "60% draft" (dated 8.16.2017) of the Comprehensive Plan includes the PROFILE and ENVISION Sections and represented progress made by the Comprehensive Planning Committee (CPC) and the Board of Supervisors. Links to the draft GOALS, STRATEGIES AND ACTION STEPS plus the MAP and GUIDELINES that were current at the time are provided below.

View the 60% draft of Profile and Envisions sections online

Download the draft Profile and Envision Sections as a PDF

VIEW THE OTHER MATERIALS:

View or download the Goals, Strategies, Action Steps Draft

View or download the draft Future Land Use Map 10.02.2017

View or download Draft Land Use Development Guidelines 10.02.2017