Ames Planning Department in Ames, Iowa

Popularity:#1 of 2 Building Departments in Story County#47 of 71 Building Departments in Iowa#3,434 in Building Departments

Ames Planning Department Contact Information

View Address, Phone Number, and Fax Number for Ames Planning Department, a Building Department, at Clark Avenue, Ames IA.


Name
Ames Planning Department
Address
515 Clark Avenue
Ames, Iowa, 50010
Phone
515-239-5400
Fax
515-239-5404

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About the Ames Planning Department

The Ames Planning Department, located in Ames, Iowa, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Story County building codes and ordinances
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Story County, Iowa
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Ames Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Ames Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Ames Residential Housing Units
 AmesStory County
Total Housing Units26,27738,783
Occupied Housing Units25,123 (95.6%)37,106 (95.7%)
Ames Occupied Residential Buildings
 AmesStory County
Single-Family Detached Homes9,867 (39.3%)19,455 (52.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,925 (7.7%)2,085 (5.6%)
2 Apartments1,197 (4.8%)1,506 (4.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,058 (4.2%)1,308 (3.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,161 (8.6%)2,435 (6.6%)
10 or More Apartments8,220 (32.7%)8,954 (24.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing695 (2.8%)1,363 (3.7%)
Ames Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 AmesStory County
2014 or Later347 (1.4%)507 (1.4%)
2010 to 20131,071 (4.3%)1,309 (3.5%)
2000 to 20094,511 (18.0%)6,013 (16.2%)
1980 to 19997,622 (30.3%)9,939 (26.8%)
1960 to 19796,766 (26.9%)10,506 (28.3%)
1940 to 19592,494 (9.9%)3,968 (10.7%)
1939 or Earlier2,312 (9.2%)4,864 (13.1%)
Ames Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 AmesStory County
1 Room448 (1.8%)530 (1.4%)
2 or 3 Rooms5,304 (21.1%)6,248 (16.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms9,074 (36.1%)12,185 (32.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms5,768 (23.0%)9,903 (26.7%)
8 or More Rooms4,529 (18.0%)8,240 (22.2%)
Ames Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 AmesStory County
No Bedroom532 (2.1%)637 (1.7%)
1 Bedroom3,430 (13.7%)4,418 (11.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms15,961 (63.5%)23,647 (63.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms5,200 (20.7%)8,404 (22.6%)
Ames Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 AmesStory County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities25,080 (99.8%)36,990 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities24,875 (99.0%)36,719 (99.0%)