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[IowaAPA] Charitable Donation Drop Boxes?

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plan4dsm

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How do your communities regulate the Charitable Donation Drop Boxes? Des Moines has a proposal to locate several on church, school, and commercial properties. Our Zoning Ordinance does not currently provide for them.

Erik Lundy
Senior City Planner
Des Moines, Iowa
 
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George Wesselhoft

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If the drop box would be something like a mailbox and were located in
Pella's commercial districts it would fall under the design review, either
for architecture or standalone fixture. A design permit would be required.
Most recently the American Legion proposed and was approved to have a drop
fixture for proper disposal of old U.S. flags in the Central Business
District. If such were proposed for other districts (institutional for
church, for example, these would not be regulated under our Code).

165.16 DR - DESIGN REVIEW DISTRICT.

2. Site Development Regulations. A design permit is required for the
following activities: Any commercial building within the DR District shall
be reviewed for architectural compliance to Dutch Architectural themes or
other historical significance. Architectural details include any
construction, maintenance, repair, alterations, modifications, painting,
repainting, signs, graphics, visual displays, outdoor furniture and
fixtures. A design review permit is not required for any structure that is
painted or repainted when the color used is the same as the color approved
in the original building or design permit. The replacement of outdoor
furniture, fixtures and visual displays that are consistent with a prior
permit shall be exempt from a design review permit. Single or two-family
residential uses in a commercial zoned area are exempted from design review
unless they are located in a DURE Overlay District.

George Wesselhoft, AICP, LEED GA

Planning and Zoning Director

City of Pella

100 Truman Road

Pella, Iowa 50219

(641) 628-1601

<mailto:gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com> gwesselhoft (AT) cityofpella (DOT) com









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How do your communities regulate the Charitable Donation Drop Boxes? Des
Moines has a proposal to locate several on church, school, and commercial
properties. Our Zoning Ordinance does not currently provide for them.

Erik Lundy
Senior City Planner
Des Moines, Iowa
 
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