2017 Proposed Zoning Changes

The Jones County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Jones County Courthouse, Anamosa IA.  At that time, the Board will consider a proposal from the Jones County Planning & Zoning Commission to change the zoning classification on many properties in Jones County.  This proposal is a result of public hearings conducted by the Planning & Zoning Commission on May 15, 16 and 17, 2017, and further action by the Planning & Zoning Commission on June 13, 2017 and July 11, 2017.

This proposal would make a permanent change to the zoning classification of all properties in the areas described below.   Affected property owners were notified by mail in May 2017 prior to the Planning & Zoning Commission public hearings. The proposed change for individual parcels may be further researched by using the Jones County Beacon website at https://beacon.schneidercorp.com (use the Map tab, and check the Proposed Zoning District layer).   The Legend tab helps to identify the current and proposed zoning classifications.

At said public hearing, the Board will receive oral and written comments on the rezoning proposal.  Written comments may be submitted to the Jones County Board of Supervisors prior to the time of the hearing.

As part of the original project, the Planning and Zoning Commission wanted to update the zoning map to better reflect the actual uses of each property.  Areas such as residential subdivisions within the Agricultural District, public use areas, commercial, and industrial properties is proposed to be zoned as such.  Currently many areas are zoned as Agricultural or Residential even though the use is commercial or residential.  Please note: the zoning classification does not affect your property taxes. In many cases, the proposed zoning classification will now match the tax classification. 

Maps and individual property lists are available at the Land Use office.   Individual parcels can be searched by using the Jones County Beacon website at https://beacon.schneidercorp.com (use the Map tab, and check the Proposed Zoning District layer).   The Legend tab helps to identify the current and proposed zoning classifications.

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