City Facility Needs

clivepolicepd_vehiclesThe current Clive population of 16,200 residents is expected to grow 44 percent to its maximum population of 23,000 residents by 2030.

Due to this expected growth, the City Council directed City staff to evaluate citywide space needs. The facility and space needs study identified the current facilities are undersized to meet the escalating population. These limitations applied to police, fire, library, and city administration.

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The City of Clive has been working to address facility challenges since 2008, when the city proposed a new library on land just south of the Clive Aquatic Center — the proposal failed during a bond referendum in July 2008.


Since then, the City Council has been discussing next steps to address the city’s increasing facility challenges as the city continues to experience population growth. The focus is on developing city facilities needed to provide city services for the projected maximum population.

The proposed Clive Town Center development, along NW 114th Street, would provide civic facilities for the police department and administration, which would then allow the fire department and library to expand into their current buildings.

Timeline of Recent Actions Taken by City Regarding Facilities

Current City Facilities Strategy - Approved by City Council in November 2012
  • Phase 1 - Completed
    • New roof and overhead door for Public Works Building
  • Phase 2 - Proposal Stage
    • Construct new 50,000 sq. ft. Government Center to house Police and City Hall functions
  • Phase 3 - Future
    • Expand and remodel library and Parks & Recreation Office in current location
    • Remodel Dymond Public Safety for Fire Only, possible community space in lower level

Summary of Space Needs Identified by Department

City Department
Existing Space (Sq Ft)
 Projected Space Needs

Police  9,596  18,654  
Fire  11,665  21,312  
Public Works  61,634  61,634  
Library  10,581  22,456  
Parks & Recreation  12,912  16,017  
Information Technology
 593  925  
Community Development
 2,357  2,777  
City Clerk's Office
 2,864  4,231  
City Administration/City Council/Lobby
 4,911  14,057  

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