Comprehensive Plan UPDATE: Bettendorf Starting Approval Process

MARCH 28, 2024 - The City of Bettendorf is starting the approval process for its updated Comprehensive Plan: Premiering Bettendorf. 

To see the latest draft of the plan, click here.

For the process timeline, click here.

NOVEMBER 6, 2023 -
The City of Bettendorf is ready to show what its future will look like on land after months of gathering input from the community.

On Monday, November 20th from 6pm-8pm, the City’s Community Development Department is hosting a Community Open House to share updates to its Comprehensive Plan: Premiering Bettendorf.

“Back in May, we asked the community to get involved in this update by using our Community Interactive Map to tell planners where they would like to see new homes, commercial buildings, parks, trails, etc.,” said Mark Hunt, Community Development Director. “Since then, there have been more than 1,600 total visits to the plan’s web page and we’ve received 284 comments. We are excited to show our citizens how that input is helping us plan the City’s future.”

The public is invited to stop by the Community Open House at any time to view the Comprehensive Plan, ask questions, and provide feedback before it is sent to the Bettendorf Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council for adoption in the first half of 2024.

Event Information:
Date: Monday, November 20th, 6pm-8pm
Location: Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State Street

MAY 19, 2023 - You can help the City of Bettendorf plan for a successful future as it updates its Comprehensive Plan: Premiering Bettendorf.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bettendorf’s population was 33,217 after the 2010 Census. It grew by 17.7% to 39,102 after the 2020 Census and with the addition of more senior housing facilities and continued residential growth, the City’s population is likely more than 40,000 today.

The City’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2017 and is an important tool that provides guidance to leaders and decision-makers for sound and efficient community growth patterns based on the vision of stakeholders.

Those stakeholders include citizens. Community involvement is the cornerstone of Premiering Bettendorf. A successful plan is identified not just with the elected and appointed officials of the City who adopt it, but with the entire community who help draft it and want to see it followed and maintained. Premiering Bettendorf is not a static document, but rather the result of a continuous process to gather and evaluate information and make informed decisions based upon constantly changing conditions.

That’s why the City is asking citizens to visit this special web page and use the Community Interactive Map to tell planners where they would like to see new homes, commercial buildings, parks, trails, etc.

“You can help shape the future growth of the City,” said Mayor Bob Gallagher. “Your comments will be shared with City Staff and the City Council to help plan for the City’s future.”