Johnston Town Center

The City of Johnston is working with The Hansen Company for the Johnston Town Center design. The City broke ground in October 2019. The Town Center Project is a public-private initiative to encourage redevelopment of Merle Hay Road at the intersection of NW 62nd to create a commercial center for the City of Johnston that will serve is a local destination for dining, shopping and entertainment. The central green space "The Yard" will feature regular event programming including concerts, a splash pad and a seasonal ice skating rink.

Johnston Town Center logo green circle

Groundbreaking October 22, 2019

Johnston Town Center Renderings

Johnston City Hall Renderings

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)


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