User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


59° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Downtown Hotel Construction On Schedule

December 8, 2012, 10:04 PM by Brady Mallory

Downtown Hotel Construction On Schedule
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

You cannot check in yet, but the first phase of a new downtown hotel in Sioux Falls is almost complete.

There is no snow, but plenty of dirt is falling from backhoes at the site of Hilton Garden Inn.

"[The mild weather has] allowed us to probably get some things done we didn't think we'd get done," Craig Lloyd, co-developer, said.

A bird's eye view will show you multiple construction workers digging into the soft December ground to make the layout for an underground parking lot. Lloyd said it should be almost finished in mid-December.

"And then we start to go up with the sticks and steal and that sort of thing," Lloyd said.

But the $25 million project has not been without a few challenges. Lloyd said the crews have had to dig down about 30 feet just to find good bedrock for the foundation.

"The different contaminants that have been settled down there over the years.  I mean you're going back over 200 years of bad environmental policies.  Thank gosh your generation and my generation are taking it a little more serious," Lloyd said.

According to Lloyd, the five story boutique-style 136 room hotel will add a lot to the downtown environment.

"Everything is based on the river and the great thing the city has been doing and our forefathers have been doing for years.  Improving our river greenway," Lloyd said.

While some people might be dreaming of a White Christmas, Lloyd hopes the weather stays mild just a little while longer.

"That's a big hole to shovel out," Lloyd said, laughing.

Since the hotel is still on schedule, it is expected to open by September.

KELOLAND News KELOLAND News KELOLAND News KELOLAND News KELOLAND News KELOLAND News
Photo Credit:
Photo Gallery:

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Iowa Town Bracing For Closure Of Tyson Foods Plant

7/27/2014 3:31 PM

One small northwest Iowa town is preparing to deal with the loss of 450 jobs this fall when the Tyson Foods plant in Cherokee closes, and business own...

Full Story
Simply Mac Coming To Sioux Falls

7/28/2014 1:12 PM

Apple users will soon have another option for sales and service support.

Full Story
Sioux City Riverboat Casino Prepares For Last Day

7/30/2014 7:57 AM

The Argosy riverboat casino is preparing to take its last bets Wednesday, having told the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission that it will close by 5 p....

Full Story
New Fitness Center Opening In Sioux Falls

7/30/2014 5:41 PM

If you enjoy kickboxing, you'll soon have another option in Sioux Falls.

Full Story
New Hotel Coming To Southwest Sioux Falls

7/31/2014 12:01 PM

Sioux Falls is getting a new $5.6 million hotel. A new Towneplace Suites is planned for 6400 S. Connie Avenue, directly north of Krav'n Restaurant...

Full Story


Events