What does the future of downtown look like?
What type of amenities will Sioux Falls enjoy in the heart of the city? How can you get involved in planning for the future of downtown?
The City of Sioux Falls is asking for direct input on how to shape future downtown planning, zoning and development. You can help us by providing your feedback online and in-person: Get Involved
Thursday, May 19 at the Downtown Library
Two sessions: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. | 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
About the 2035 Downtown Plan
The 2035 Downtown Plan will be assembled to create a vision that stimulates a vibrant downtown and supports a variety of developments and amenities over the next 10 years. It will be a look forward at the next decade and it will be a guiding document for the community to implement the collective vision.
Previously, the City’s 2025 Downtown Plan directly led to:
- Expanded residential options with projects such as Washington Square, Cascade Lofts, Jones 421 and Railyard Flats.
- Promotion of arts and culture through the Levitt Shell, reopening of the State Theater, and Orpheum Theater. The outdoor spaces of downtown also benefited from the continuation of SculptureWalk, as well as new murals.
- Improved walkability through projects like the Main Avenue road diet, 8th Street Bridge refurbishing, new mid-block crossings and bump outs.
- Creation of new park spaces by supporting the Kirby Dog Park at Fort Sod and the future Jacobson Plaza at Falls Park.
An advisory committee of residents, business owners, property owners, downtown stakeholders and City leaders are meeting to find the best opportunities to engage our community. This group will develop ideas on how to best engage the public about the current strengths and weaknesses.
By the summer, the City will be announcing its plans for public engagement and its efforts to collect your input. We will make announcements here and on social media and want your thoughtful feedback and participation.