Small-town feel with urban amenities

20,460 Residents in Johnston

Opportunities for Retail, Dining, Lodging and Housing

31,900 Vehicles Per Day on Merle Hay Road

Town Center Project In Progress

Bringing Johnston Residents More Retail, Restaurants and Civic Space

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Thrive in Johnston

Take an aerial tour of Johnston’s most sought-after sites, recent development projects, and newest residences. From growth in resident numbers to new annexed land, there are so many new and exciting opportunities to get involved in for small and large businesses alike.

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Look through JEDCO’s 2019 Economic Development Guide for information about the different geographic areas of Johnston and the various projects and opportunities available to get involved in. Plus, hear what experts in the development community recommend for a smooth process.

– Recent Developments –

Saylorville Lake Water Control Plan Revisions Proposed

The effectiveness of the water control plan at Saylorville Lake was called into question after this summer's heavy rainfall. Operated primarily as a multi-purpose reservoir, Saylorville Lake is regulated by a water control plan as a part of the Des Moines...

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Preliminary Steps for New Birchwood Development Taken

For many years development opportunities in Birchwood Crossing have been stalled. Birchwood is located on the east side of NW 86th street - adjacent to the Interstate 35-80 interchange. The area is perhaps most known as the location for the AMC theaters...

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Beaver Creek Water Trail Plan Advances

    The City of Johnston is moving forward with efforts to create a water trail access point on Beaver Creek on 70th Ave. The City Council recently approved an agreement with ISG to to provide full design and construction administration services for the parking lot,...

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As Johnston has grown, so has the need for a community gathering space. The Town Center project will open opportunity for retail and restaurant space, as well as offer green and civic space. Full buildout is expected to include more than 75,000 sq. ft. of commercial and office space.

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