Creating and retaining the vision of a heritage destination remains a critical challenge of any city government. Working together with new ideas in retail and housing developments while still retaining the character and identity of established community and businesses is often a delicate balance. It is the desire of the City of Pella to remain strong in its vision by retaining its long-term integrity through the reflection of the buildings and signage in our community.

The Design Review District Design Manual (PDF) is used by the Community Development Committee and offers design parameters for Dutch architecture and signage. This document is available in hard copy from the planning and zoning office.The Dutch Residential Design Manual is used in conjunction with the Dutch Residential (DURE) Overlay District regulations of the Pella Zoning Ordinance.  

Additional Information


  1. Planning and Zoning

    Physical Address
    825 Broadway Street
    Lower Level of City Hall
    Pella, IA 50219

    Phone: 641.628.0043