The current Clive population of 17,506 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, and the public library..
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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. If you have any comments or concerns regarding the City's facility needs please share those comments here and/or sign-up for the Clive Development E-Newsletter to receive regular updates.
Timeline of Recent Actions Taken by City Regarding Facilities
- October 2011 - City Council direct staff to evaluate citywide space needs
- March 2012 - Shive-Hattery completes citywide space needs assessment
- August 2012 - During strategic planning retreat, City Council directs staff to incorporate City facilities strategy into Town Center project
- November 2012 - City approves current facilities strategy (see below)
- March 2013 - City contracts with Shive-Hattery for Government Center Pre-Design Plan
- October 2013 - City Council approves Government Center Pre-Design Plan
- June 2014 - Government Center Center Pre-Design Plan included as appendix in Town Center Concept Plan
- June 2014 - Town Hall Meeting Presentations held to discuss city facility needs
- August 2014 - Upon review of proposals from private development firms, City Council concludes that the Town Center project is not financially viable at this time and decides to explore new solutions to best meet the needs of residents.
- November 2014 - City Council updates City Facilities Strategy and authorizes the release of a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a Public Safety Facilities Study.
- January 2015 - City Council approves contract for professional services with Shive-Hattery for the Public Safety Facilities Study.
- August 2015 - City Council receives and files Public Safety Facilities Study
- September 2015 - City starts work on deferred maintenance projects at the City Hall/Library Facility.
- July 2016 - City Council approves a Standards of Cover study jointly with the City of Urbandale to study opportunities for combined/consolidated Fire/EMS operations between the two cities.
- October 2016 - City Council directs Police Chief to work on deferred maintenance projects associated with the Police portion of the Dymond Public Safety Center.
- November 2016 - City completes deferred maintenance projects at City Hall/Library, including new carpet, updated mechanical and lighting, updated audio/visual system in Council Chambers and Conference Rooms, and updates/reconfiguration of the Clive Public Library.
- In addition, the former Community Room space was dedicated to Public Library use, expanding the footprint of the library by over 2,000 square feet.
- March 2017 - City receives completed Standards of Cover study from ESCI Consultants, indicating a recommendation to relocate Clive's Harbach Fire Station further west in the community.
- Phase 1 - Planning Stage
- Construction of a 20,000 sq. ft. Police Station, general maintenance upgrades and improvements to City Hall/Library and Parks Maintenance Facility
- Phase 2 - Planning Stage
- Remodeling of Dymond Public Safety Center to primarily Fire only use, with possible community space in the lower level
- Phase 3 - Future
- Remodel and expansion of City Hall/Library, pending review of library services/mission