This page provides introductions and links to the primary long-range vision documents for the County: Johnson County 2018 Comprehensive Plan and Village Plans.
The update process has begun for the Johnson County Comprehensive Plan. This process includes opportunities for the public to share their ideas and thoughts on priorities and key issues.
2022 Economic Development Plan and associated plans are available here.
2018 Comprehensive Plan
*The current plan was adopted May 17, 2018, and became effective upon adoption. Text amendments were adopted Sept. 12, 2019, and May 5, 2022. All updates were integrated in May 2023.
**The current map was adopted May 17, 2018. The map was amended September 12, 2019; October 24, 2019; and October 8, 2020 (FLUM amendments); and October 2020 and March 2023 (added boundaries from newly adopted Village Plans). All updates were integrated in May 2023.
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
The Johnson County 2018 Comprehensive Plan was adopted May 17, 2018, by the Board of Supervisors and became effective upon adoption.The comprehensive plan is a long-range vision document which is articulated and implemented through the regulations in the Unified Development (zoning) Ordinance.
The purpose of the plan is to establish how and where change will occur in order that services can be adequately provided, and to create policies for managing change in a manner that best represents the needs of the County and its environment.
The plan acknowledges that Johnson County is rapidly growing and changing. The plan is a collection of goals, strategies and action steps, which address physical land use, infrastructure management and needs, sustainability, environmental issues, housing and growth management strategies, local economy, and transportation issues. The plan also includes an implementation section.
Original text of the Plan (with no amendments)
Johnson County 2018 Comprehensive Plan Volume 1 - Adopted May 17, 2018 (This is the original text as adopted with no amendments. The current version is provided at the top of this webpage.)
Village plans help small rural communities in the unincorporated area balance growth opportunities and preservation goals. Residents in the villages and other community members provide comments and ideas during input sessions (separate from comprehensive planning) to guide any future village growth. Click on this link for an Overview of the Village Planning Process.
The final village plan works in tandem with the Comprehensive Plan and plays a role in decision-making by the County's Board of Supervisors, Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Board of Adjustment.
A village plan does not require any property owner to change how they use their property or alter the current zoning. A village plan also does not change the fact that a village is unincorporated. There are nine villages in Johnson County. The following plans were adopted from 2008 through 2023.
Archived Plans and Maps
For archived land use plans and maps, please contact the PDS office.