From Concept to Reality. The idea for the Town Center concept started with the Clive City Council’s strategic planning session in August 2012. The City Council made it a focus of the new strategic plan to build on Clive’s distinctness by creating a mixed-use Town Center to serve as the community’s gathering place.
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.
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.
- August 2012 – City Council determines Town Center a Top Priority during strategic planning workshop
- January 2013 – City contracts with Reynolds Urban Design for Town Center Vision Plan.
- March 2013 – City contracts with Shive-Hattery for Pre-Design Plan of Clive Government Center.
- May-June 2013 – Presentation of Town Center Vision Plan to City Council. Town Center Neighborhood identified as first neighborhood for master planning effort.
- August 2013 – City contracts with Reynolds Urban Design for Town Center Neighborhood Master Plan.
- September 2013 – City forms Town Center Steering Committee consisting of representatives from the City Council, City boards and commissions, the adjacent neighborhood, Walnut Ridge of Clive, and Mercy West Clinic. The Steering Committee is charged with helping the consultant team develop the scope and concepts for the public spaces within the Town Center.
- October 2013 – City Council approves the Clive Government Center Pre-Design and Planning Final Report produced by Shive-Hattery.
- January 2014 – Town Center Open House held to provide public awareness of project and gain feedback.
- February 2014 – Town Center Steering Committee met to review Open House feedback and refine concepts.
- March 2014 - City distributed the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to development teams.
- April 2014 - City received three responses to the RFQ.
- June 2014 – City distributed the Request for Proposals (RFP) to the qualified development teams.
- August 2014 - Deadline for RFP responses and Open House for the public to view RFP responses.
- Fall 2014 – A private developer partner will be identified.
- Winter/Spring 2014/2015 – Construction and design plans to be developed.
- Summer 2015 – Groundbreaking.