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 –...

2020 Annual Meeting Focuses on 2040 Planning

Johnston Economic Development Corporation hosted their 2020 Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 9th at Trostel's Greenbriar in Johnston. The meeting kicked off with a Business Meeting to approve the slate of nominees for the 2020 JEDCO Board of...

Leasing Space for Retail and Restaurants

What factors are creating demand for retail businesses and restaurants in Johnston?

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.

Development News

2020 Annual Meeting Focuses on 2040 Planning

2020 Annual Meeting Focuses on 2040 Planning

Johnston Economic Development Corporation hosted their 2020 Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 9th at Trostel's Greenbriar in Johnston. The meeting kicked off with a Business Meeting to approve the slate of nominees for the 2020 JEDCO Board of Directors. The business...

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City of Johnston News

Plans For Community Amenities Move Forward

Plans For Community Amenities Move Forward

In the past month the City has continued work on several community amenity projects, including the Trestle Bridge replacement, the Pioneer Parkway Trail and a new water trail access point at Lew Clarkson Park. Here is a brief update on each. Trestle Bridge...

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Fifty Years Young – and Growing!

Fifty Years Young – and Growing!

A Q&A with Adam Plagge Economic Development Manager for the City of Johnston Johnston is growing and thriving. What are the most attractive benefits for bringing a development project to Johnston? The projected growth in Johnston, in particular the NW annexation...

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Housing Projects

Vintage Cooperative Senior Living

Progress on the Vintage Cooperative Senior Living facility on Windsor Parkway in Johnston continues. When finished the facility will offer 47 units. Currently the building is over 70% sold out! The project is expected to be complete in late fall of 2018. Click here to...

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New Housing Development for East NW 62nd Ave

The Johnston City Council has approved a zoning change that will facilitate a new housing development on NW 62nd Ave. east of Merle Hay Road. The rezoning changes the property from R-1(75), Single Family Residential Zoning District, to R-1(60), Single Family...

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Johnston Leadership

Fifty Years Young – and Growing!

Fifty Years Young – and Growing!

A Q&A with Adam Plagge Economic Development Manager for the City of Johnston Johnston is growing and thriving. What are the most attractive benefits for bringing a development project to Johnston? The projected growth in Johnston, in particular the NW annexation...

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Johnston Hosts “Thrive 2040” Roundtable Sessions

Johnston Hosts “Thrive 2040” Roundtable Sessions

Members of the Johnston Economic Development Corporation were among the groups which participated in a series of facilitated round table discussions held on July 30 and 31, 2019 at Johnston City Hall. The discussion was part of the community engagement...

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Workforce Development

Right Workforce. Right Place. Right Time

          There are many reasons to locate and grow a business in the City of Johnston. We've highlighted a few in the February 16 issue of the Business Record (see page 15). From an outstanding workforce to prime commercial real estate...

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Expanded DART Service in Johnston

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) has expanded service on Local Route 5 to travel to the City of Johnston, running between the hours of 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM on weekdays along Merle Hay Road to the Johnston Public Library, on Monday, October 2nd this...

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