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Beaver Creek        Water Trail 

Corner of NW 86th St & NW 70th Ave 
  • Lot on the corner of NW 86th Street & NW 54th Avenue donated by Corteva
  • City is creating a public parking lot for users of the water trail
  • Trail in Johnston passes by Terra Park & ends near the Merle Hay Road gateway area
  • Identified as one of the most paddle friendly waterways in Central Iowa


Corporate Headquarters

NW 62nd Avenue
  • Corteva Global Business Center is home to over 2,000 employees
  • Located along NW 62nd Avenue in the heart of Johnston
  • John Deere Financial Worldwide Headquarters is home to over 700 employees
  • Located near the intersection of NW 62nd Avenue & NW 86th Street
  • Visitors to Corteva & John Deere Financial spend millions annually on hotels & dining in Johnston
  • Large corporate headquarters provide high quality and high paying jobs

NW 70th Avenue

Between NW 100th St & NW 86th St 
  • NW 70th Avenue continues to undergo improvements to accommodate growth
  • Future development opportunities available on the Corner of NW 86th Street & NW 70th Avenue 
  • New Brio of Johnston senior living sits along 70th Avenue at Peckham Street

Town Center

NW 62nd Ave & Merle Hay Rd 
  • Approximately 30 acres available for development at corner of NW 62nd Avenue & Merle Hay Road 
  • 31,900 vehicles per day on Merle Hay Road
  • Ample urban-style living nearby
  • 700 + new multi-family units less than .5 miles from town center
  • Walkability improvements planned for the intersection of NW 62nd Avenue & Merle Hay Road
  • First building in town center planned to break ground in 2019
  • Outdoor amenities & street redevelopment will emerge in 2020


Merle Hay Road Gateway

Merle Hay Rd Adjacent to I-35/80
  • Nearly 100,000 vehicles per day on I-35/80
  • 31,900 vehicles per day on Merle Hay Road
  • 50 developable acres from I-35/80 to NW 55th Street
  • Gateway to Saylorville Lake, regional trails & Beaver Creek
  • 10-year incentives offered

Shoppes at Roughwood

NW 54th Avenue & NW 86th St 
  • Construction of 16,400 SF Shoppes at Roughwood Retail Center
  • Less than .5 miles to I-35/80
  • Located on corner of 86th Street & 54th Avenue
  • Close proximity to 15,000 daytime employees at various corporate headquarters


Adam Ridge Retail

NW 100th St & NW 62nd Ave
  • Located near the corner of NW 100th Street & NW 62nd Avenue
  • Area includes a large number of existing townhomes & other residential developments
  • New 8,394 SF retail center is currently under construction
  • Retail center is just .5 miles from the Johnston High School & less than 1 mile from John Deere Financial


West Park

NW 54th Ave & NW 100th St
  • .5 miles from new NW 100th Street interchange
  • Ample lots available for development near the corner of NW 100th Street & NW 54th Avenue
  • Development along 100th Street is emerging
  • City of Urbandale continues to develop land adjacent to I-35/80
  • New office building planned for Southeast corner of NW 100th Street & White Oak Lane

Birchwood Crossing

NW 86th St Adjacent to I-35/80
  • Variety of office & retail space currently along Birchwood Court
  • Adjacent to I-35/80
  • 100,000 vehicles per day
  • A new road will connect Birchwood Court & NW 54th Avenue to provide ease of access
  • Two new office/flex buildings under construction
  • Versatile flex design will accommodate various uses
  • Residential lots will be created north of new flex space

Bright Trust

NW 100th St & NW 70th Ave
  • New interchange at 100th Street has created better access to the north end of NW 100th Street
  • New Johnston High School sits between NW 62nd Avenue & NW 70th Avenue along 100th Street
  • Future development of Bright Trust Property includes mixed residential & commercial
  • Located near intersection of NW 100th Street & NW 70th Avenue near Grimes/Johnston border


NW Annexation Area

NW Saylorville Drive from HWY 141 to Saylorville Lake
  • 531 acres available for development
  • Varied commercial & residential zoned areas available
  • Plans for residential developments taking shape
  • First land west of Highway 141 recently annexed
  • Saylorville Lake amenities nearby
  • Easy access to Highway 141

Quality of Life

Community Recreation
  • 21,562 residents in Johnston
  • Population more than doubled since 2000
  • Average household income of $115,348
  • More than 40 miles of trails
  • Trail connections to inter-urban network