Community Development

Contact Information
Community Development
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids IA, 52401

Phone: 319-286-5041

Department Contacts
ReZone Cedar Rapids Adoption Draft

The final, or Adoption Draft of ReZone Cedar Rapids, is available below. The ordinance will be reviewed by the City Planning Commission at its November 1, 2018 meeting, and a Public Hearing on the new zoning ordinance will be held by the City Council on November 13, 2018 at 12:00pm in the City Council Chambers on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 101 1st St SE. The effective date for the proposed ordinance is January 1, 2019.  Please contact the Community Development & Planning Department with any questions.

Why Update the Zoning Code?  
In 2015, the City updated its 15-year old comprehensive plan, using extensive community feedback. It's important that the City’s zoning code aligns and supports the direction of this new comprehensive plan.  The new plan will also be modernized, simplified, and flexible: 

  • MODERNIZE: The new zoning code will enhance the experience of users by incorporating a user's guide and more graphics and user-friendly tables.
  • SIMPLIFY: The City is exploring how the zoning code could improve the review and approval process for development proposals. The goal is to simplify the process for quality development.
  • FLEXIBILITY: The new code will address the diversity of Iowa’s second largest city by embracing its uniqueness and providing options that accommodate the city’s urban, suburban, and commercial areas.
  • Additional Zoning Code Update Information
Contact Info
  • Phone number: 319-286-5041
  • Email:
  • Address: Community Development, City Hall, 101 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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