Planning

CGA offers assistance to private land developers who might have an idea for various land uses but don’t know where to start, as well as city and municipal planning for Iowa communities that do not have a planner on staff.

We have also been hired by small-to-mid-sized Iowa communities to have those uncomfortable or tough conversations with citizens to enforce the code, not only keeping the peace, but ensuring uniformity for your community.

If you’re a City Administrator, CGA specializes in working with small Iowa communities to provide day-to-day planning and zoning administration, which can free the City Administrator to work on managing the operations of the city. 

CGA’s team wants to bring
your project to life

Our size and multiple Iowa locations allow us to be large enough to have the variety of planning and engineering staff that you need, yet small enough for the personal one-on-one communication that is so critical to your project!

If you need help conceptualizing what’s possible or assistance navigating local planning and zoning ordinances, the CGA team will be your biggest asset when developing your project. Our team wants to bring life to YOUR project and can provide as much or as little conceptual planning, design assistance or code compliance as you desire.

Our team will guide you through the process.

With a Planner on staff, CGA is ready and able to assist you. Steve Troskey joined CGA in 2015 as a Planner – Project Manager responsible for helping clients navigate the city development review process. He meets with government representatives on behalf of clients to ensure the most efficient outcomes can be achieved throughout the municipal review process.

That means the CGA team will provide assistance on everything needed from questions like “Is what I want to do OK with city code?” and “What if it’s not?” and “Can I put a basketball court here”? We want to help YOU implement your dream and idea – no matter how big or small – so give us a call!

The CGA team will do the due diligence so you, as the developer, land owner, or city contact, won’t have to get lost in the details and can focus on the vision.

Some of the services
we offer include

  • Preliminary Design Concepts
  • Cost Estimating for Plans & Building, Grading Contractors
  • Site Assessments (assisting with site selections that are appropriate for your needs)
  • Planning and Zoning Code Review and Approval
  • Land Development and Layout Designs
  • Funding Sources
  • Subdivision Regulations

If you’re a City Administrator, CGA specializes in working with small Iowa communities to provide day-to-day planning and zoning administration, which can free the City Administrator to work on managing the operations of the city.