In an announcement exclusive to WHO 13 News, Johnston Mayor Paula Dierenfeld shared plans for the city council to vote Tuesday night to move forward with “Bombers.” The new golf-hotel-restaurant-entertainment venue will be built in partnership between the city and Stoye & Kann Development. It represents the cornerstone of a bold new vision for the south Merle Hay Rd. entrance to Johnston.
A news release from Stoye & Kann describes Bombers as:
“An $80MM project to bring a 45,000+ sq ft. golf and entertainment venue to the Des Moines Metro. Located at the intersection of I-80/I-35 and Merle Hay Road (5055 Merle Hay Road, Johnston), the project will include a 100-room Mid-Upscale Hotel attached to the Golf Driving Venue, along with a kids video arcade, multiple themed bars, and the most extensive rooftop bar in the city.
The venue will have a full-service restaurant and accommodate special events with private meeting rooms and unique event spaces for birthdays, corporate events, and community meetings. This public/private development will embrace the entire community serving as an official stop between the Trestle to Trestle trail and the Johnston to Urbandale bike trails along Beaver Creek.
Three additional commercial outlet buildings will be available for high-end retail, specialty restaurants, multi-story office, and flex commercial space."