The draft Windham Village Plan will be considered by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the second-floor Boardroom of the Johnson County Administration Building located at 913 S. Dubuque Street in Iowa City. The public is welcome to attend the meeting in person or virtually. Remote connection information will be provided on the Board agenda, which will be available at http://bit.ly/jocomeeting at least 24 hours before the meeting.
Following public input opportunities earlier this fall and a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 14, the County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-1 to recommend approval of the plan, including a village boundary that encompasses 155 acres.
The “Public Hearing Draft” of the proposed plan and related files are available online at johnsoncountyiowa.gov/windham-village-planning, and hard copies can be accessed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Planning, Development and Sustainability (PDS) Department located in the Administration Building. The building will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Members of the public are welcome to share written comments by Tuesday, Dec. 6, if they would like their input included in the packet for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Comments shared after Dec. 6 will still be distributed to Board members, but may not appear in the formal agenda packet. Members of the public may share comments or request more information by contacting PDS Assistant Director Nate Mueller at [email protected] or 319-356-6083. Comments may also be mailed to Mueller at the address provided above. The County’s PDS Department is coordinating the planning process at the direction of the Board.
The draft under review contains various components, including the community’s goals and vision, and two potential boundaries. One boundary was recommended by PDS staff, while an alternative boundary suggested by some members of the community in early October was endorsed by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Board will determine the final village boundary as part of their consideration of the plan.
Two additional resources are available online and at the PDS office: adopted plans for other villages at johnsoncountyiowa.gov/compplan and an overview of what a village plan does and does not do and the planning process at johnsoncountyiowa.gov/villageplanning.