City Administration Building Construction “On Track”
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The new city administration building is right on track, according to project managers.
The media was invited for an inside look at progress of the new building on Dakota avenue in downtown Sioux Falls. The sixty-thousand square foot building will be three floors, with an added green space park area outside.
When completed, the building will house the city engineering, licensing, parks, public works and planning and building services offices.
City officials say they had been leasing space for several years, and finally owning a building is more cost-efficient in the long run.
“We wanted to prepare for growth, we were out of space at city hall we’ve been leasing since 2013, and you know, that was a good stop-gap measure but you’re just throwing money down the rabbit hole when you’re leasing, so it’s better to own,” said Sue Quanbeck Etten, the Director Of Central Services.
Ground was broken on the project this past January, the completion date is scheduled for spring of 2018 with the park area outside the building, is scheduled to open next summer.