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Brandon Residents React To Relocation Plans

August 10, 2012, 9:59 PM by Lindsey Branwall

Brandon Residents React To Relocation Plans

The latest plan on the Railroad Relocation project also eliminates talk of moving the downtown switchyard into Brandon.

The Brandon's bluffs neighborhood is a good place to raise a family.

"Easygoing, calm,” Brandon Bluffs neighborhood resident Brittany Barber said.

Barber thinks it will stay that way now that the switchyard from the Downtown Sioux Falls railroad relocation won't be in her backyard.

"It wouldn't fit,” Barber said.

"I think the fact that the switchyard isn't going in Brandon and it doesn't have to go into anyone's backyard is a good thing,” Brandon Chamber of Commerce Vice President John Small said.

Small crosses into Sioux Falls on a daily basis to manage the local radio station he owns.

“As I cross those tracks every time I think, 'I could get stuck here. I could get stopped here,'” Small said.

He's thankful the tracks he's forged between the two towns won't be colliding with a train anytime soon.

“I'm running behind anyway, the last thing I need is one, two, three, four different places to stop with railroad tracks,” Small said.

Mark Stephens takes the same route and would rather see businesses grow in his backyard instead of a train station.

“We will have a chance to bring businesses in, and help the community grow,” Stephens said.

Stephens says neighbors in the Bluffs are happy, but wish they'd have heard about the plans earlier.

“It would have wasted a lot of the people's wasted time and money and think of the things they could have done instead,” Stephens said.

Although later than hoped, most residents are looking forward to positive growth.

City leaders explained this morning that the exact switchyards that they'll be adding onto and how much will be released later this August.

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