Press Kit

About The Clive Town Center

The new Clive Town Center, located on the NW 114th Street corridor between Hickman Road and University Avenue, will provide a true city center to serve as a community destination and focal point for Clive – a place where entertainment, recreation, shopping, and daily living mix seamlessly.

This unique area will feature a town square complete with commercial development and distinct neighborhoods with multistory residential living options. The family-friendly Town Center will also include the Clive Aquatic Center, new city government center and strong connections to the Clive greenbelt.

The Town Center design will pull elements from Clive’s many connections to nature to tie in seamlessly to the landscape, while serving as inspiration for continued city development. The city center will further enhance Clive as a destination for families, public art, entertainment, leisure, and gathering places for residents and visitors.

A major component of the Town Center is the Government Center, which will house the police station, administrative offices and city hall. The new facilities will ensure Clive residents continue to receive the high level of service, quality and efficiencies they have come to expect as the current population of 16,200 grows to an expected 23,000 in 15 years.

Recent Press Releases

  • June 9, 2014 - City of Clive Release RFP to qualified development teams for Town Center Project.
  • April 23, 2014 - Reynolds Urban Design Receives Honor Award for Clive Town Center Planning and Analysis
  • April 14, 2014 - City of Clive Receives Responses to Town Center RFQ
  • March 10, 2014 - City of Clive Releases RFQ for Town Center Project
  • January 7, 2014 - City of Clive Announces Plans for New Town Center Project, Open House to Reveal Plans Set for January 22.


  1. When did the planning begin for the Clive Town Center?
    • The idea for the Town Center concept started with the Clive City Council’s strategic planning session in August 2012. In early 2013, the City of Clive began the Town Center planning process by executing extensive market and economic research, engaging urban design experts and enlisting a community-based steering committee.

  2. What is the vision for the Clive Town Center?
    • The City of Clive’s vision for the Town Center is to provide a true city center to serve as a community destination and focal point for the community – a place where entertainment, recreation, shopping, and daily living mix seamlessly.  The Clive Town Center Concept Plan provides the comprehensive vision for the project and is available here.

  3. How will it be funded?
    • The City’s goal is to partner with a private developer to make the Town Center plan a reality and ensure that any public investment made in facilities leverages private investment for a stable tax base long-term.

  4. What are the next steps in the project?
    • The City of Clive is currently seeking responses from three qualified development teams to the Town Center Request for Proposals to evaluation specific development plans for the Clive Town Center.  Those proposals are due by August 8, 2014.

  5. When does the project expect to be completed?
    • The Town Center Neighborhood portion of the overall Town Center project is anticipated to take 3-5 years for total completion of all phases.

  6. What are the traffic impacts from the Town Center for the Clark Street Neighborhood to the east?
    • The City Council has been very sensitive to the traffic impacts of this project on the surrounding areas.  As a part of the planning process the City conducted a traffic impact study for the Town Center project and it specifically discusses the impacts for Clark Street.  The traffic study is available here.  Also, in the fall the City is planning to conduct a traffic study focused specifically on Clark Street to develop a long-term traffic improvement plan.  The City will encourage residents from the Clark Street neighborhood to be involved in that process.

Hi-Res Photos


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Town Center


Town Square

Additional photos are available upon request.


Press Contacts

Ann Appleseth 515-494-2567
Jill Haverkamp 515-822-5082

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