The Cottages at Johnston Commons was built to meet the market need for a unique rental product in Johnston — affordable senior living with a home ownership-type feel for those age 55 and better. Cottages are one- or two-bedroom single-level, ranch-style townhomes featuring attached garages, abundant square footage and soaring ceilings. The community boasts hard-to-find amenities such as a community gardening area, clubhouse, business center and 24-hour fitness center. The project complies with Iowa Green Streets criteria and features geothermal heating and cooling, making the cottages extremely energy- and cost-efficient. The 31-unit community consists of one- and two-bedroom units ranging from 775 to 1,005 square feet. The Cottages at Johnston Commons were designed to serve people who qualify for income restricted housing.