FY 2021 City Budget Approved – Tax Rate Reduced

The Johnston City Council fulfilled a pledge to use most of the proceeds from the recent local option sales tax increase to reduce the property tax rate. The combined tax rate will be $10.63 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation compared with a...

COVID-19 and GDMP Survey

Public officials at all levels are working hard to figure out what the best steps are to protect public health and the economy. On the health front - we are focused on information being provided by authoritative sources including the CDC and the...

MHR Recreation Complex Proposed

Image Credit: Ignit The City of Johnston and Ignit Sports and Fitness are actively considering a collaboration to bring one part of the Merle Hay Road Gateway vision to fruition. As currently described, a 30 acre site west of Merle Hay Road and...

Land Use Typologies – What?

Examining Johnston's Thrive 2040 Comprehensive Plan and the evolution of land use categories in Johnston. A city comprehensive plan has a strong focus on land uses – answering the fundamental questions: “How can I use my land?" and "What can I...

Johnston Thrive 2040 Comprehensive Plan Moves Forward

The City of Johnston is moving forward with a significant update to its comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan serves several purposes, including the following:A guide for current and future land uses – a “road map,” if you will –...

Development News

COVID-19 and GDMP Survey

COVID-19 and GDMP Survey

Public officials at all levels are working hard to figure out what the best steps are to protect public health and the economy. On the health front - we are focused on information being provided by authoritative sources including the CDC and the Iowa Department of...

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MHR Recreation Complex Proposed

MHR Recreation Complex Proposed

Image Credit: Ignit The City of Johnston and Ignit Sports and Fitness are actively considering a collaboration to bring one part of the Merle Hay Road Gateway vision to fruition. As currently described, a 30 acre site west of Merle Hay Road and just to the south and...

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City of Johnston News

FY 2021 City Budget Approved – Tax Rate Reduced

FY 2021 City Budget Approved – Tax Rate Reduced

The Johnston City Council fulfilled a pledge to use most of the proceeds from the recent local option sales tax increase to reduce the property tax rate. The combined tax rate will be $10.63 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation compared with a rate of $11.65 in...

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COVID-19 and GDMP Survey

COVID-19 and GDMP Survey

Public officials at all levels are working hard to figure out what the best steps are to protect public health and the economy. On the health front - we are focused on information being provided by authoritative sources including the CDC and the Iowa Department of...

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Housing Projects

Johnston Council Advances Two Housing Projects

Johnston Council Advances Two Housing Projects

The Johnston City Council held a public hearing November 18 to address two new housing developments, a senior living facility near Johnston Station and a multi-family housing at 86th Street and 70th Avenue.

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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...

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Johnston Leadership

Turning Your Vision into a Planned Project

Turning Your Vision into a Planned Project

A Q&A with Jeff SchugPartner and Transportation Team Leader at McClure Engineering Company At what point in planning for a development project should an engineering firm get involved?Ideally, you want to get an engineering firm involved once you hit the point...

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Workforce Development

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...

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