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The 2015 Downtown Sioux Falls plan was adopted more than ten years ago, as that year draws closer, it's time the city starts looking at a new one, the 2025 plan.

Mayor Mike Huether said, "Downtown Sioux Falls is truly the heartbeat of our city."  

Downtown may be at the heart of the city, but right now it needs a little direction. There are a lot of questions.

Huether said, "I got folks coming up to me and saying 'Hey Mayor, where is that parking ramp going, where's Phase three of the River Greenway Project going."

From downtown living and Falls Park, to the ten acres of land acquired by the city through the rail yard redevelopment project, there's a lot of opportunities for the city to take advantage of in the next ten years.

"We truly may only get one chance do this right," said Huether.

They're looking to the public to make sure that happens.

Director of Community Development Darrin Smith said, "The only way this plan and other plans like this one will be successful is if it becomes, if it's driven by the citizens and if it's adopted by the citizens. It needs to be a citizen led effort."

Part of that effort means going to the citizens of Sioux Falls and asking which direction they would like to see downtown move in.

"What we want to do is at least take a deep breath and figure out where is that development going to occur as well as where could we help stimulate that development," Huether said.

They hope to get some answers within the next few months and have the plan in place by the end of 2014, before the current one expires.

The city will be at the Farmer's Market as early as this Saturday asking for the publics input on the 2025 plan. There will also be a 13 person committee working on the plan, which includes business, community and city leaders. The city plans to do a professional market analysis on downtown Sioux Falls which will cost anywhere from $20-$30,000.
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