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Posted on: March 9, 2021



Incorporated in 1969, Johnston is a rapidly growing community located on the northern side of the Des Moines metropolitan area Iowa with an estimated population of approximately 23,000 residents.  Johnston is home to many unique natural resources, including Saylorville Lake, Beaver Creek and the Des Moines River and boasts a significant park system and more than 40 miles of recreational trails.

In November 2020, the City Council adopted the Thrive 2040 Comprehensive Plan following a nearly two-year-long public engagement process.  One of the key implementation strategies identified through the Thrive 2040 process was the need for an update/modernization of the City’s Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. To learn more about the Thrive 2040 Plan visit  

Johnston’s first Zoning Ordinance was adopted in 1970, with an update/rewrite completed in 1982, while amendments have been made since that time, most of these have been in a piece meal fashion.  Following the recommendations from the Thrive 2040 Plan, this update is intended to collectively update and modernize the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations in conformance with the guiding visions, principles, and implementation strategies of the Thrive 2040 Plan.  The current Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations are available at    

Firms interested in submitting an RFP response are encouraged to participate in an informational question and answer meeting, being held via Zoom on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. Click here to register.  

The full RFP request is available here (PDF)

Firms may submit the RFP in person or by email. In any case, submissions must be received by the Submittal Contact by 4:00 P.M. on Friday, April 9, 2021, to be considered.  

Questions pertaining to this RFP can be submitted to David R. Wilwerding, AICP, Community Development Director via email or 515-727-7775.

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