Clive Greenbelt Master Plan


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About the Master Planning Process
The City of Clive launched a master planning process for the Clive Greenbelt, a critical connection within the popular Central Iowa Trails Network, in the spring of 2015.  Adoption of the final master plan occurred on October 27, 2016.

The 18 month process was guided by the city's strategic plan and built on Clive's Distinct by Nature brand. In addition to RDG, team collaborators included Applied Ecological Services, ConsultEcon and the Healthiest State Initiative. The consulting team has been committed to creating healthy, resilient communities.

“This plan will help achieve a community-based vision for the greenbelt. The greenbelt helps drive economic re-development, natural resources restoration, recreation, and public health in our community,” according to Clive Mayor Scott Cirksena. “This plan will play a key role in Clive’s ongoing success story,” he adds.

The inclusion of the Healthiest State Initiative is intended to help Clive break new ground in understanding the role the greenbelt plays in maintaining public health. “Working directly with local public health data to influence the development of an important community amenity is new ground for Iowa and perhaps the nation. We’re excited for the opportunity,” says Jami Haberl, executive director of the Healthiest State.

The planning effort relied heavily on the public for its success. As shown below, the City has now released the first full draft of the Greenbelt Master Plan for public review and comment.  The City encourages residents to check out the Master Plan Documents noted below and the project timeline.  Residents can also sign up for regular updates for the implementation of the Greenbelt Master Plan through the City’s Development E-Newsletter at

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Full Version of the Greenbelt Master Plan

Updated Project Timeline