Sergeant Bluff Comprehensive Plan 2043




What is a Comp Plan?

The City of Sergeant Bluff is currently working with SIMPCO to update its comprehensive plan. A comprehensive (or “comp”) plan is a document that outlines a community’s goals and aspirations for its future (typically looking 10-20 years out). It assesses a community’s current conditions and offers insight and recommendations across the topics spanning:

  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Land Use
  • Community Facilities & Services

Sergeant Bluff’s last comp plan was adopted in March 2012. It is available HERE.


Why do we need to update the Comp Plan?

It is important to update a City’s comprehensive plan to ensure that the community has a plan with current goals as well as factors in the latest changes in the City, technology, etc. By updating the plan, Sergeant Bluff will accomplish the following:

  • Outline the most up-to-date, public-supported vision and community goals
  • Create guide for the community’s future (next 10-20 years)
  • Support facilitation of projects and improvements across a range of topics (e.g. economic development, housing, transportation, etc.) throughout community to increase quality of life
  • Increase access to sources of funding needed to complete projects
  • Meet requirement for zoning and division/subdivision regulations to be made in accordance with a comp plan per Iowa Code


Public Input: How can residents be involved?

Public engagement plays a critical role in the development of the comp plan’s goals, objectives, and vision; it ensures that short- and long-term goals represent the community’s aspirations. Also, community support strengthens the plan and the implementation of its goals.

Residents’ insight and input will guide the planning process. There are multiple opportunities for residents to participate in and contribute to this process, including:

  • Take the Survey
    • All residents are encouraged to complete the survey to provide their ideas on the Sergeant Bluff’s community goals and its future. The survey will be open from October 13 – December 13, 2022. Survey participants will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for multiple prizes.
    • Take Survey Here in English or request paper copy of survey at City Hall
    • Tome la Encuesta aquí en Español o solicitar una copia en papel de la encuesta en el Municipalidad
  • Attend an Upcoming Event
    • Stay tuned for more events in 2023!
  • Past Public Input Events
    • Friday, October 14, 2022 at 5:00 - 8:30 PM | High School Football Games
      • Stop by the SIMPCO Planning Team’s table at the SB-L High School Football Game (708 Warrior Rd, Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054) to learn more about the Comp Plan, ask questions, provide input, participate in public engagement activities, and win prizes!
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 6:00 - 7:00 PM | CommCon (Community Conversation)
      • Join us at the City's CommCon event at the Community Center Gym (903 Topaz Dr, Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054) to learn more about the Comp Plan, ask questions, and provide your input! 
    • Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 2:00 - 4:00 PM | Spooky Festival
      • Join us at the City’s Spooky Festival in the Community Center Gym (903 Topaz Dr, Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054) to learn more about the Comp Plan, ask questions, and provide input on what you want to see in Sergeant Buff’s future through public engagement activities!


Contact Information

For any questions or comments about the Comp Plan or its update process, please email the SIMPCO planning team at, call the SIMPCO office at (712) 279-6286, or leave a comment below:

Comp Plan Contact