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The City of Johnston is proud to report 2017 as a solid growth year for our community, led by $99.1 million in new taxable valuation. This includes 68 new single family homes and $27.8 million in commercial projects, which ranks as the fifth best year on record for commercial development. The statistics are part of the 2017 Community Development Department Annual Report, which can be viewed here.
"While 2017 saw a dip in new single family residential development, it also marked one of the best commercial development years in recent memory,” said Community Development Director David Wilwerding. “The new commercial development, led by more than 14 smaller businesses, is particularly exciting and shows the true diversity of the City’s economy as a place where small businesses can thrive and grow.”
As part of the 2017 Community Development Annual Report, Wilwerding said he anticipates a resurgence of single family residential development as a result of new and pending developments in 2018. In 2018, he predicts: