Defining the Future of Oskaloosa
Planning provides a vision for a community now and in the future in order to maximize residents' health, safety, and economic well-being. Successful planning is inclusive and reflects the comprehensive values of the entire community.
The Development Services Department works with residents and elected officials to guide development by making sound land use recommendations and decisions. These actions are based on a broad viewpoint and adopted plans, codes, and policies resulting from the planning process.
In Iowa and most other states, cities may not adopt zoning and other land use ordinances without first adopting a comprehensive development plan. "The Oskaloosa Plan", the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Oskaloosa, was adopted March 6, 2000. An update of this plan is now underway.
Plan Osky Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Code Update
The City Council has programmed funds for fiscal years 2021-2023 to update Oskaloosa's 2000 Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code. This project, called Plan Osky, kicked off in September 2021. Community input will be needed to help guide this planning process.
Take the community vision survey and use the pinpoint map for your likes and comments. Go to http://planoskaloosa.com to learn more, share, and get involved!
Project Advisory Committee
We would like to thank following individuals for volunteering their time and talents for the project advisory committee:
- 2022_6 PlanOsky Progress Report
- 2022_5 PlanOsky Progress Report
- 2022_4 PlanOsky Progress Report
- 2022_3 PlanOsky Progress Report
- 2022_2 PlanOsky Progress Report
- 2022_1 PlanOsky Progress Report
- 2021_12 PlanOsky Progress Report
- 2021_11 PlanOsky Progress Report
- 2021_10 PlanOsky Progress Report
- 2021_09 PlanOsky Progress Report
Advisory Committee meeting minutes
- 2022_07_07 PlanOsky Committee Meeting 8 Minutes
- 2022_05_26 PlanOsky Committee Meeting 7 Minutes
- 2022_03_24 PlanOsky Committee Meeting 6 Minutes
- 2022_02_24 PlanOsky Committee Meeting 5 Minutes
- 2022_01_27 PlanOsky Committee Meeting 4 Minutes
- 2021_12_02 PlanOsky Committee Meeting 3 Minutes
- 2021_10_28 PlanOsky Committee Meeting 2 Minutes
- 2021_09_30 PlanOsky Committee Meeting Minutes