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SF City Leaders Continue Building 2025 Downtown Plan

February 6, 2014, 9:55 PM by Jared Ransom

SF City Leaders Continue Building 2025 Downtown Plan

The downtown Sioux Falls you see today may not have existed if discussions in 2002 didn't lead to the 2015 plan. Now, the area is thriving with no signs of slowing down. All the change started from the input of those who love the area, and those suggestions are being welcomed once again.

"We're really looking to hear anything. We don't want to limit them to their discussions, we want to hear all the topics that they can think about with relation to the individual elements we've established," Economic Development Coordinator Dustin Powers said.

Separating their new plan into 13 subjects, city leaders are now looking ahead to 2025 to see what should change over the next decade. To those in the room, they are just building on an already good thing.

"I've seen it evolve from somewhere people didn't want to go to and just a bunch of hoodlums down there to what it is today, to where everyone wants to come down and do something and there's always something to do," Aaron Bakker said.

"It's full of people; it's full of night life. The businesses are doing well, so it's really come a long way," Chad Hanisch said.

The praise for what exists is high, but there are still some tweaks they'd like to see.

"As it grows, keep it very connected. Ease of getting around, taking care of the pedestrian traffic, the vehicle traffic," Hanisch said.

"So, I'd like to see more availability for us to find out what's going on downtown and to have younger generations come down and really enjoy it," Bakker said.

As the list of possible changes is gathered, the hope is that the results of the 2015 plan are repeated by checking everything off the list, one item at a time.

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