Possible City Administrative Office Building To Cost $21.9 Million

The building would be located on Dakota Avenue

A new $21.9 million city administration building could soon take shape in downtown Sioux Falls.

Members of the project team presented the design to the city council this afternoon.

The design includes a two story, 79,000 sq. ft. building with room to build a third floor on top if needed.

The city administration building would be located on Dakota Avenue, just a block and a half from the current city hall.

Director of Finance Tracy Turbak says the city already owns the land, so the $21.9 million will be used for construction, design, furniture, fixtures and equipment.

It’s a project city officials say is necessary.

“There is no space for growth in city hall,” says Director of Central Services Sue Etten. “We have an on-going need for additional office space. As the city continues to expand, we will need to hire additional staff.”

Currently, the city is leasing offices to give administrators office space.

A cost they won’t have to pay if the building is constructed.

Turbak says funding will come from selling tax bonds, and those bonds will be repaid through the 2nd penny sales tax.

The construction proposal will have a first reading at the next city council meeting on March 1.