All month long, the City of Johnston is celebrating National Community Planning Month, as a result of a proclamation signed by Mayor Dierenfeld on October 2, 2017! Planning can be summed up as comprehensive, community-focused and enhancing choices. While many people may not realize it, planning has a significant impact on their day-to-day life. From where they live, to how they commute, to the type of home they live in – planning certainly has a vital role in a person’s life and well-being. Planning helps leverage public and private funds that lead to business growth, job creation, and economically resilient communities. Effective community planning provides better choices for how people work and live within the City.
Celebrating National Community Planning Month gives Johnston the opportunity to publicly recognize the participation and dedication of our citizen planners, including members of the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment, who have contributed their time and expertise to the improvements of the City of Johnston.
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National Community Planning Month also recognizes the City of Johnston is a better community as a result of the implementation of numerous successful planning initiatives, such as the Johnston 2030 Comprehensive Plan, the Merle Hay Road Redevelopment Plan, the Watershed Assessment and Stormwater Management Plan, the Merle Hay Road Gateway Redevelopment Plan, and the Merle Hay Towncenter Redevelopment Plan. For more information on each these planning efforts, please click here.
We also recognize the many valuable contributions made by our dedicated Community Development planning staff for their continued commitment to enhancing the quality of life for our community. Planners work with professionals from different fields such as public health, recreation and engineering to make communities safer, stronger, and healthier. Planners do not just focus on where to locate (or site) a building, but also consider how that decision impacts the safety of the community, the existing character of the community, how it impacts the environmental resiliency, and if the decision encourages social and economic diversity.