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

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Downtown SF Anticipates Railroad Relocation

July 7, 2011, 7:10 AM by Kelly Bartnick

Downtown SF Anticipates Railroad Relocation
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The city now says there's a timeline for when the trains will be taken out of Downtown. A project that's seemed to drag on for years could be wrapped up in two years.

"We heard that two years ago too. So we're not hanging our hat on anything until we see the actual digging," business owner Caroline Peterson said.

Peterson's Plum's Cooking Company has been open at the 8th and Railroad Center for just about a year now. In that time, business has steadily picked up.

"This is kind of the little oasis for independent owners," Peterson said.

She picked this location because it is growing and there is actually room to expand, if the the railroad moves, that is.

"More shops locally and with unique items. It would be nice to have a boutique, hotel down here. There's older buildings that would lend themselves to that wonderfully," Peterson said.

Peterson says the announcement with yet another target date once again has neighborhood businesses buzzing.

"They're looking for it to grow exponentially over the next three years. And with the removal of the tracks, more expansion in that direction, that would be even more," Peterson said.

The city is wrapping up an environmental analysis connected with the relocation. Federal funds have been earmarked to pay for the relocation, but the city may also need to kick in a portion of the cost. That is all part of the project plan yet to be determined.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Two People Go To Hospital Following Fight

7/28/2014 11:30 AM

Sioux Falls Police say a large fight behind the Best Buy store on 41st Street landed two people in the hospital early Sunday morning.

Full Story
Fmr. Walworth State's Attny. Charged With Rape

7/30/2014 1:27 PM

The former Walworth County State's Attorney has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree rape.

Full Story
Clerk Hurt During Attempted Robbery

7/27/2014 8:07 AM

Sioux Falls police are investigating an early morning attempted armed robbery that injured a clerk at a west-side convenience store.

Full Story
Two 16-Year-Olds Arrested In Vandalism Spree

7/25/2014 11:30 AM

According to Sioux Falls Police, two 16-year-olds were arrested overnight after a vandalism spree.

Full Story
Sioux Falls No Longer Best Small City

7/25/2014 11:12 AM

Sioux Falls is no longer the nation's best small city for business and careers.

Full Story


Events