Land Use Plans

Two-Mile Limit Study City of Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County, Iowa 2001-2051:
In 2002 the City of Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County joined together to adopt a Land Use Plan that encompasses the 2-mile area beyond the corporate boundaries of the City of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Two-Mile Limit Study for City of Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County 2001-2051
Exhibit ii Study Area Map
Exhibit 1-1 Slope Map
Exhibit 1-2 Fire District
Exhibit 2-1 Drainage Basin Areas Map
Exhibit 3-1 Future Land Use Map 2-Mile Limit (March 2004)
Exhibit 3-2 Service Area Map
Exhibit 3-3 Proposed City Park and Trails Map
Exhibit 4-1 Water Distribution System Map
Exhibit 4-2 Sanitary Sewer System Map
Exhibit 5-1 Transportation Plan Map
Exhibit 5-2 Major Street Plan Map
Exhibit A-1 TAZ Data
Exhibit A-1 Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ) Map
Exhibit A-2 Subdivided Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ) Map
Table 6-1 Minimum Level of Services

Two Mile Limit Agreement :
The Two-Mile Limit Agreement between the City and the County was first adopted in December 1995. The Agreement created an administrative policy and defined the responsibility of the City and County relative to subdivision review within the two-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction area of the City. The following documentation represents the most recent amendments to this Agreement, adopted in 2005.

Council Bluffs-Pottawattamie County Two-Mile Limit Area Policy Agreement
Exhibit A Minimum Level of Services
Exhibit B Service Area Map

Comprehensive Plan 2015-2030:
In 2015 Pottawattamie County adopted the Comprehensive Plan 2030, which encompasses the entire unincorporated area of Pottawattamie County, except the 2-Mile area surrounding Council Bluffs.

Comprehensive Plan 2015-2030

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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.