The Johnston City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission held a joint meeting on Monday, May 13 to discuss plans for updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan – which is being branded as the “Thrive 2040 Plan.” Information about the consultant (HKGi) hired to assist with the project was previously posted on March 7, 2019.

The Council and Commission reviewed the process for developing the updated plan, including three different phases of community engagement coupled with processes for compiling background information, developing scenarios, and preparing the draft plan. The time table presented at the meeting calls for the new plan to be completed by July, 2020.

As a part of the community engagement plan, the consultant has proposed the use of a “report card” to measure various area of importance to Johnston residents such as public safety, transportation, housing and recreation. JEDCO will be participating in the planning process and we encourage our members and colleagues to do the same.

Be sure to follow @growjohnston for further updates! Information about the planning process will also be posted on the City of Johnston web site at