Windham village planning second public meeting is August 29; public input opportunities
Village plans help villages balance preservation goals and growth opportunities, as well as guide decision-making by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and the Planning and Zoning (PZ) Commission. The Board has directed the Planning, Development and Sustainability Department (PDS) to guide Windham through the planning process.
This page provides information on opportunities for public input, which is needed to create a village plan that fits Windham. Access general information on village planning and plans for the other eight villages via the resource links at the bottom of this page.
AUGUST 29, 2022: Meeting 2 and public input
The second meeting to create a village plan for Windham will be held Monday, August 29, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Renee’s Roadhouse, 1747 Black Diamond Rd SW. Area residents, property owners and any interested person are welcome to attend the meeting to share ideas and ask questions.
Light refreshments will be provided, and the kitchen will be open for additional food purchases. (Alcoholic beverages will not be available during this special meeting.)
The meeting will focus on the following activities, and document links related to each are provided for anyone who would like to review the information ahead of time:
- Discuss the draft vision statement and goals (available here), which were prepared by staff based on participants’ comments at the first meeting and input received in writing, by phone or in person.
- Continue the discussion to determine the village boundary. The draft of potential village boundaries for Windham is available here.
In addition, the Windham historical and current features draft profile is available here.
Please bring your suggestions about these documents to the meeting. If you aren't able to attend the meeting, send comments in an email to [email protected] or by mail to N. Mueller, Johnson County PDS, 913 S. Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240.
Following this second meeting and prior to the public hearings to be held by the PZ Commission and Board of Supervisors (BOS), PDS will provide access to a copy of the draft plan for public review and input. Then, at the PZ Commission and BOS hearings, there will be more opportunities for input.
JULY 18, 2022 Meeting 1 Recap
The County thanks the dozens of area residents who attended the first planning meeting on July 18 at Renee’s Roadhouse and/or later gave input. At that meeting, Supervisors Pat Heiden and Rod Sullivan and County staff outlined the importance of village planning and answered questions about the purpose and process. Participants shared thoughts on the village’s strengths and challenges, which help form the basis for the village vision and goals, and staff introduced ideas for a possible boundary. In addition, comments were send to the PDS office directly.
Please see the meeting 1 summary here for a detailed recap of the July 18th meeting.
Village Planning Resources
The planning process as well as the plan and defined village boundary, once adopted, will not require anyone to change how they use their property or its current zoning. The plan and village boundary also have no effect on anyone's taxes. What the plan and boundary help with is to provide the opportunity for appropriate development for those who might want to pursue it.
Or visit our office at in the County Administration Building (second-floor) at 913 S. Dubuque Street in Iowa City to access these documents in person.
For more information, contact Nate Mueller, PDS Assistant Director, at (319) 356-6083 or by email at [email protected]