The city of Johnston is seeking public comment on a planning study to redevelop Merle Hay Road between Interstate 35/80 and Northwest 55th Avenue.

The plan, which was authored by Hoisington Koegler Group Inc. in conjunction with a market study prepared by AECOM, explores the potential of vacant and underutilized parcels in the corridor, identifies target uses and develops implementation strategies for the city and property owners.


"As one of only two gateways into the city from Interstate 35/80, this area is a recognizable and critical area of the city, thus this planning effort has been undertaken to ensure the area is developed/redeveloped in a manner that maximizes the potential of the area," the city said in a press release.


The Johnston Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to consider the plan on Monday night, and the City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider the plan on Sept. 16. The public can comment at both meetings, which will begin at 7 p.m. at Johnston City Hall, 6221 Merle Hay Road.


The public can also see the draft plan online, where a comment form is available.