As Sioux Falls grows business owners on the edge of downtown are sharing concerns over recent power outages.
The city is also concerned and says there's a solution in the works to make sure downtown development doesn't outgrow the infrastructure.
Last week KELOLAND News reported on several downtown shops near the 8th and Railroad building that were concerned about three different power outages that brought business to a halt.
Xcel Energy says the problems can be traced to construction crews and lingering affects from the ice storm.
But the outages also brought up the concern of booming downtown development and if there will be enough capacity for all of the new businesses.
Terri Schuver's store, "Sticks and Steel" has been a fixture on the Eastbank for more than a decade, but in the past six weeks she says it's been tough to do business in her downtown shop.
"It slows it down very very significantly often it stops business," Schuver said.
There have been three power outages lasting for several hours in the area of the 8th and Railroad center since the Fourth Of July.
"We can't deal with three and four and five hours at a time that's not good," Schuver said.
But as the city announced record development numbers Thursday city officials also said that they have been paying attention to the outages.
"The issue we've seen at the Eastbank is not related to capacity but related to other issues, whether it's weather or construction problems," Sioux Falls Planning Director Mike Cooper said.
Xcel Energy says there is plenty of capacity in the growing area and that recent power outages were caused by a construction crew that damaged a line and lingering ice storm after affects.
However, city officials are working with the company to plan for future growth.
"In this case we're working very closely with Xcel and those downtown businesses to make sure the infrastructure is in place not only today but that Xcel and others are planning adequately for the future," Sioux Falls Community Development Director Darrin Smith said.
Xcel is building a new downtown substation at the old Sioux Falls Stockyards. The project should come online in 2015.
And while Xcel maintains that the system is not overworked right now, Schuver says as a business owner the recent outages make her nervous going into one of the busiest seasons of the year.
"We're heading into fourth quarter and I think most people know that that's how retailers pay their bills, so if we were to have a power outage on a Saturday in October, November, or December that's pretty significant," Schuver said.