Iowa Law Enforcement Academy to Receive Rehab

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Johnston Iowa location

The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, located on Camp Dodge in Johnston, trains more than 11,000 law enforcement personnel each year. Over the past several years the air quality and issues with mold levels inside the facility have been a source of concern. In addition, issues with the plumbing and HVAC system continue to cause problems. In recent years leaders of the ILEA have started to look for alternate locations for the facility.

In an effort to keep the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in Johnston, Representative Jake Highfill and Senator Brad Zaun have worked to ensure that this facility will remain a part of the Johnston Community.

In the RIFF (Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund) fund, the state appropriated $1.4 million for Fiscal Year 2019 and $10.8 million for FY 2020 to rehab the building.

New 100th Street Interchange to Provide New Access to Johnston

100th Street Access in Johnston Iowa

Construction is ahead of schedule for the full diamond interchange off of I-35/80 at 100th Street. The interchange is expected to be complete at the end of July. Although the new interchange is in the City of Urbandale, it will provide a new point of access to the Johnston Community.

Click here to view an aerial video from the City of Urbandale that shows the progress on the interchange.

Walkability Study

Man walking on sidewalk in Johnston Iowa

The City of Johnston is working with Snyder and Associates to conduct a community-wide Walkability Study that will address overall connectivity of the sidewalks, trails, neighborhoods, schools, parks and businesses in Johnston.

The City is actively soliciting public input to help identify areas of opportunities and areas of concern. Visit the Walkability Study Map Social Page and submit comments by June 18, 2018 so that data can be incorporated and addressed in the study.

Click here to learn more.

NW 70th Avenue Construction Update: Phase II

Phase II of Construction has Begun

NW 70th Avenue between Peckham Street and NW 86th Street has been closed since April 16.

Pavement has been removed, and grading of the roadbed has begun.

The channel grading on the south side of NW 70th Avenue has been completed, along with the installation of twin 60-inch pipes that will be under the south leg of the roundabout at Peckham Street.

Water main installation west of Peckham Street has been completed. Water main and storm sewer installation east of Peckham Street is underway.

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NAI Optimum is now Cushman & Wakefield

Iowa Commercial Advisors (previously NAI Optimum) has entered into an agreement with Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services. Leadership within Cushman & Wakefield Iowa Commercial Advisors will continue with Kurt Mumm as President and Christopher Stafford as Senior Vice President. The headquarters will be in West Des Moines.

Learn more here.

Space Available Near Upcoming Interchange

This beautiful office building is located in the Northwest quadrant of 100th Street and NW 54th Avenue in Johnston. The building features modern construction and open concept finishes throughout the interior and exterior of the building. A new full diamond interchange will be completed in 2018 – providing direct access to 100th Street from I-80/35.

View property flyer here.

Brio of Johnston Filling up Fast

WesleyLife has been gratified by the outpouring of interest in Brio of Johnston, their first 55-and-older lease community! Their focus on vibrancy and activity seems to be resonating, as Independent Living at Brio is nearly three-quarters full. They also offer Assisted Living, Memory Support, Long-Term Care, and Skilled Rehabilitation, and they look forward to welcoming residents when we open our doors on schedule this fall at 6901 Peckham Street. They are currently hiring for all Brio positions, so they invite anyone with an interest to visit wesleylife.org/careers and browse our opportunities! For information about Brio, call Susan at (515) 253-2500, or visit their website.