City Leaders Break Ground On New, Multi-Purpose Building

Washington Square will be home for office space, retail and condos

After two years of planning and more than 20 years of sitting vacant, the parking lot across from the Washington Pavilion has entered its final phase of development.

City leaders broke ground on the new Washington Square, today – a multi-use, eight story building. The building will help bring more people to downtown.

It’s a big day for the future of Sioux Falls. While this land on Main Avenue is vacant for now, soon it’ll be home to the most unique building in the city.

“We are witnessing with this ground breaking, the launch point for a new trajectory in downtown Sioux Falls,” said President of Downtown Sioux Falls, Joe Batcheller.

Developers are taking on the $30 million project – an eight-story high rise where people can live, work and shop. Construction has already started, but finishing touches were just recently put on plans for the big building.

“It fills several gaps within the urban fabric of downtown,” added Batcheller.

From luxury condos and parking, to offices and retail space. Supporters say this massive development brings in amenities this neighborhood desperately needs.

“Sioux Falls is going to need an additional 2,000 parking spaces, 200 to 500,000 square feet of retail space and this project helps close that gap.”