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West Land Use Area: Master Plan, Design Guidelines and Zoning Overlay
City of Coralville, Iowa
This master plan guides future development of the remaining 2,000-acres of unimproved land in Northwest Coralville, ensuring it will be transformed into vibrant residential and mixed-use neighborhoods while preserving sensitive landscapes and open space.
Confluence led a multi-disciplinary team in collaboration with City staff to facilitate an intensive community engagement process - involving numerous residents and business owners to solicit ideas, discuss concerns and explore opportunities for quality community growth. This comprehensive master plan has a specific focus on increasing single-family housing and residential homeownership in a City with a largely commercial tax base.
The design guidelines created for this project were built on the City’s existing development standards and are tailored to ensure quality architectural design and construction across a myriad of building types. Coupled with a new zoning overlay, this smart growth plan prescribes sustainable development practices and open space preservation.