Johnston Town Center

The 2015 Johnston Community Survey showed 79% of respondents wanted the City to put an emphasis on bringing additional retail and restaurants to the City. In response, the City has pursued redevelopment along Merle Hay Road with a particular focus along the intersection of 62nd Ave. and Merle Hay Road. With several housing projects underway or completed in this focus area, bolstering retail demand, the City has contracted with the consulting firm Confluence to undertake a market study and to create a redevelopment plan to transform the area surrounding City Hall into a Town Center that offers retail, dining and other mixed use.

The draft design shown below is currently under consideration by Johnston City Council for implementation and Confluence Consulting is currently formulating recommendations on building design.
16081_MerleHay_Final Site Plan


If you have questions, please contact the City of Johnston's Economic Development Department at 515-727-7774 or email
Adam Plagge.