KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

SF Residents Flocking To Downtown

Bookmark and Share

Downtown Sioux Falls is growing at a rapid rate, and soon the area is going to have even more new residents.

That's because on Saturday, the public had a special opportunity to get a glimpse of downtown living,
and see some of the brand new lofts and apartments available.

Sioux Falls resident Mike Berdahl purchased his first downtown Sioux Falls loft apartment last year and has yet to spend the night in it.

“I can't occupy it yet, but I am counting every day until I can!” said Berdahl.

The Denver native will move in on Thursday, a short wait compared to how long it took to find the right fit.

"I saw many that were close, but not the combination I felt was what I was looking for until I saw this building," said Berdahl.

Its places like Berdahl's that are attracting people throughout the Sioux Falls community. On Saturday, the public had the opportunity to view his apartment and nearly a dozen others, as part of the downtown Sioux Falls Loft Tour.

“There’s probably over 250 lofts downtown today compared to a number of years ago, there was barely about 50," said Craig Lloyd, CEO of Lloyd Companies.

With Downtown Sioux Falls expanding at a rapid rate and more and more residents looking to move to the area, the options of where to live are growing.

“We keep on trying to meet the demand. There's other builders trying to meet the demand and we want to get more and more people to live downtown because if they live downtown it makes downtown a more active and energetic area to live," said Lloyd.

Uptown Exchange Lofts, built by Lloyd Companies, is one of the newest residential additions to downtown, officially opening their doors this past March.

"From the time we broke ground to the time we opened the building we've had consistent rentals. Before we even broke ground we had about 5 of them already rented," said Lloyd.

While the brand new lofts may be the newest, they won't be for long.

“Right now we are planning to build another 86 units right on Phillips Avenue and that will be ready next June,” said Lloyd.

 So far this year, the city has issued 10 building permits for apartment complexes, one valued at nearly 10 million dollars.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >

Tidemann To Ask Joop Bollen To Speak On EB-5

The chair of the state's Government Operations and Audit Committee says he plans to ...

Two Injured In Tandem Bicycle And SUV Crash

The Sioux Falls Police Department says two bicyclists from Norway were ...

Vikings Adding $19M To Stadium Project

The Minnesota Vikings say they're adding another $19. 7 million to their ...

Tribal Officer Fired After Stun Gun Incident  Aug. 22

Day Care Abuse Victim Improving, Fund Set Up  Aug. 22

SF School Dist. Superintendent Stepping Down  Aug. 22

McCrossan Boys Ranch Gears Up For Rodeo  story with video  Aug. 22

Morning Crew Takes The Air Guard Challenge  story with video  Aug. 22

SD School Gets Over $59K For Training Of Miners  Aug. 22

Rapid City Businessman Fined For Illegal Workers  Aug. 22

Football Players Get A Toasty Welcome Back   story with video  Aug. 21

Iowa Man Accused Of Selling Cocaine In Candy Store  Aug. 21

Firefighters Undergo Structure Collapse Training  story with video  Aug. 21

Ag-Drones Show Off Skills At Dakotafest  story with video  Aug. 21

DUI Implied Consent Law Unconstitutional  story with video  Aug. 21

South Dakota Tops Another List  story with video  Aug. 21

Wildlife Officials Increase Limits On Lake Yankton  Aug. 21

Steamy Weather Prompts Schools To Dismiss Students  Aug. 21

Sutton Named New CEO, President At Pierre Hospital  Aug. 21

Police Arrest SF Kidnapping, Assault Suspect  Aug. 21

KDLT News Archive

Restaurant Won't Pass Higher Wage To Workers

A St. Paul restaurant chain that dipped into employee tips ...

Police Arrest SF Kidnapping, Assault Suspect

Sioux Falls Police have arrested a 19-year-old man accused ...

SD DUI Implied Consent Law Ruled Unconstitutional

The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the ...

South Dakota Tops Another List  story with video  Aug. 21

DUI Implied Consent Law Unconstitutional  story with video  Aug. 21

SF School Dist. Superintendent Stepping Down  Aug. 22

Ag-Drones Show Off Skills At Dakotafest  story with video  Aug. 21

Day Care Abuse Victim Improving, Fund Set Up  Aug. 22

KDLT News Archive

Opportunity Knocks For Local Fighters At RFA 17  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D.   --  In addition to giving South ...

Zenner "Freakishly" Good!  story with video

BROOKINGS, S. D.   --  South Dakota State opens their season next weekend at ...

Cougars Ready To Shock NSIC  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D.   --  For the second straight year the University of Sioux Falls ...

Explorers quick start too much for Birds  story with video  Aug. 20

Scheels Plays of Week from August 11th-17th  story with video  Aug. 20

Bougher pitching well for Railcats  story with video  Aug. 20

Birds go extras behind Kirby-Jones HR's  story with video  Aug. 19

MMA Fights finally come to South Dakota  story with video  Aug. 19

KDLT Sports Stories
Back To Top