At their meeting on July 20, the Johnston City Council received information from the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization about the Tomorrow Plan. The Tomorrow Plan TODAY is an annual publication which includes plans for the sustainable development of the Greater Des Moines Region over the next 40 years. The plan was adopted by the region in 2013 to serve as a voluntary guide for best practices. With the support of the Metropolitan Planning Organization this plan is being implemented by individuals, community organizations and local governments.
The goals of the Tomorrow Plan include creating a resilient regional economy, improving the region’s health and access to the outdoors, furthering the health and well-being of all residents in the region and Increasing regional cooperation and efficiency at all levels. The Tomorrow Plan has 75 projects in their long range plan, five of those projects are in Johnston. Projects in the City of Johnston include widening a section of NW 62nd Avenue, NW 54th Avenue, and NW 70th Avenue. Other projects include asphalt overlay on Merle Hay Road from I-35/80 to NW 62nd and Reconstruction of NW 62nd, from NW Beaver Drive to NW 62nd Avenue. For more information on the 2015 Tomorrow Plan including plans for the City of Johnston, view the presentations using the links below.