Johnston Town Center

The City of Johnston is currently working with The Hansen Company to refine the design concept for the Johnston Town Center in anticipation of initial project components breaking ground Fall of 2019. The Town Center Project is a City Council Initiative to encourage redevelopment of Merle Hay Road and create a commercial center for the City of Johnston that will serve is a local destination for dining, shopping and entertainment.

Included below are several documents outlining feedback received during the public input and planning process as well as the most recent Master Plan Design Concept.

Summary Report
Report (PDF)

Market Study

Johnston Merle Hay Market Analysis (PDF)

Design Guidelines
Design Guidelines (PDF)

Confluence Presentation on Planning process and Design Guidelines
Presentation (PDF)

Town Center Master Plan Johnston
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Results from a December 2017 Public Survey on the Preferred Design Concept and Design Guidelines are summarized below.


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