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.


64° 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!

 

Shape Places Start Date Still Unknown

April 10, 2014, 5:55 PM by Jared Ransom

Shape Places Start Date Still Unknown
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Voters overwhelmingly passed the Shape Places Zoning Ordinance Tuesday.  Now questions about it are just beginning.

"Now, over the last day and a half, a lot of inquiries about, 'What does this mean? We need to come in and meet and talk.'  'What's the effective date of the new ordinance?'" city planner Jeff Schmitt said.

Sioux Falls voters passed a plan that Schmitt says will clarify the city's zoning rules, making it clearer to everyone what can be built in specific parts of town.

"Let's not mislead anybody.  It gives you a property right. As a homeowner, I go 'Good! I know my house is single family and if they have vacant land around me, I should know what that means,'" Schmitt said.

The concerns that Schmitt and the Planning Commission have received since election night are that a project currently underway in the city would soon have to change and fit under the new codes. He says that's not the case.

"If you're going to do a building expansion on your house, if you come in now and you get a permit pulled, it's based upon the codes at the time. If you come in in June, well then Shape Places will be in effect," Schmitt said.

The Sioux Falls City Council will review the election results at next week's meeting and then determine the official start date for Shape Places.

"When citizens are calling, we're like 'It's not effective today. It's not on April 10th, but beginning of May, early May is really when the effective date is,'" Schmitt said.

Even with the unknown start date, Schmitt isn't expecting a rush for permits.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

First DTSF Incubator Store Open For Business

7/23/2014 6:30 AM

605 Running Co., 124 S. Phillips Avenue, just opened its doors on Friday. It's a big grand opening for the store, but also for Downtown ...

Full Story | Watch
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
Fruit From Walmart And Costco May Be Contaminated

7/22/2014 11:23 AM

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concern...

Full Story
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
Third Walmart Preparing To Open In Sioux Falls

7/22/2014 6:10 PM

Sioux Falls latest Walmart store is preparing to open in just a few weeks.

Full Story


Events