Thrive 2040

The City of Johnston is preparing to update its Comprehensive Plan, the 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 comprehensive plan in 2010, known as the Johnston 2030 Comprehensive Plan. If you are not sure what a Comprehensive Plan is, learn more here (PDF).

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Public Input and Participation 

Over the past 18 months, a series of community engagement events were held in conjunction with two online surveys and an online mapping tool, which gathered general public input into issues and opportunities the comprehensive plan update could address. Over 400 people provided input via online surveys and interactive maps, conversations at community events (like Kites on the Green and community picnics), and focus group conversations with various stakeholder groups. A summary of that input can be found here (PDF)

A summary of comments previously received, along with a brief description of how those items have been addressed in the Thrive 2040 Plan, is available in the Frequently Asked Questions found here (PDF)

Final Draft

The final draft of Thrive 2040 Plan is now available for review and is available to download in its entirety here (PDF)
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Watch a series of short videos highlighting each chapter within the comprehensive plan, download the draft plan and maps, and provide your input by completing a short survey. 

If you would like to discuss the Thrive 2040 Plan with a City Staff member, you may schedule an appointment by emailing or call 515-727-7778.

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 website will be updated on a monthly basis as we progress through the process.