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 the redevelopment of Merle Hay Road at the intersection of NW 62nd Avenue to create a commercial center for the City of Johnston that will serve as a local destination for dining, shopping and entertainment. 

The building currently under construction facing west, or Merle Hay Road, will house Backpocket Pin & Pixel, The Cork 50131, and Blue Bean Coffee Sponsored by REMAX Concepts, with the first tenant targeting an early January opening. While the building facing the south, or NW 62nd Avenue, has not announced full occupancy, it will house Athletico Physical Therapy and the current plans are to build out the western section as restaurant space that can accommodate a large rooftop patio above it.

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The central green space, "The Yard," features regular event programming, including concerts, a splash pad and a seasonal ice skating rink. The splash pad/patio is on the west end of The Yard. This area is converted into a synthetic ice rink in the winter, with ice skate rentals and concessions available. Be sure to follow our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and website for details.

For more information on the Johnston Town Center, please visit johnstontowncenter.com.

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Johnston Town Center Progress

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Johnston City Hall 

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Groundbreaking October 22, 2019

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Summary report
Report (PDF)

Market study
Johnston Merle Hay Market Analysis (PDF)

Design guidelines
Design Guidelines (PDF)

Confluence presentation on the Planning process and design guidelines
Presentation (PDF)


Contact

If you have questions, please contact the City of Johnston's Economic Development Department at 515-727-7778.