Thrive 2040

Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of Johnston is beginning the process to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Johnston Thrive 2040 Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a long range plan that will help define and guide the future of our community. The City last prepared a comprehensive plan in 2010, known as the Johnston 2030 Comprehensive Plan. Not sure what a Comprehensive Plan is, learn more here (PDF).

For questions about the process or if you wish to share an idea related to the plan, please contact David Wilwerding, Community Development Director, at 515.727.7778 or email at
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Public Participation

A key part of the Comprehensive Planning process is engaging the community in a dialogue about the future and enabling the community to weigh in on future directions. Starting in the Spring of 2019, we will be reaching out to the community in various ways to gather input regarding various issues in Johnston today, and to help envision the future of Johnston.

We have established an online survey that will enable you to offer some thoughts on the City at the comfort of your home, office, coffee shop or other location. The survey is a quick survey that should not take more than 15 or 20 minutes of your time. 

Later this summer, we will be posting results of the survey, and launching additional interactive tools to seek your input. Please check back to this web site for future updates regarding upcoming public meetings and additional opportunities to provide input, as the Comprehensive Plan process moves forward.

What’s New

From time to time we will be posting information on this web site as various elements of the comprehensive plan are completed in draft form. We will be announcing the availability of materials through the City’s Facebook page, newsletters, and other various city communication channels.

Please check back frequently for further information. The web site will be updated on a monthly basis as we progress through the process.

The project is anticipated to be completed by Summer of 2020.