SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - From a new boutique to a ballpark, what would you like to see next in downtown Sioux Falls?
That's the question Sioux Steel owners asked the public Tuesday night.
As KELOLAND News first told you earlier this year, Sioux Steel is moving out of the downtown area and redeveloping the more than ten acres near Falls Park.
Tuesday night the company held a public input meeting.
From developers to those who have lived in the city for decades, dozens of people are voicing their input on what they would like to see in the Sioux Steel location.
"Shopping is always a favorite, right," April Meyerink said.
The Sioux Steel sign is another favorite. Even when the company moves out of downtown, the sign will likely stay.
"The overriding thing was everybody wanted to keep the Sioux Steel sign," Sioux Steel Corporate Development Director Hugh Dodson said.
Tuesday night the company released new details about its redevelopment, including the results from its first public input meeting and online surveys.
"I guess the big thing is people want a meeting place where people can gather. That's the takeaway we got from it," Dodson said.
In addition to an indoor and outdoor meeting place, you'll also likely see a mix of retail, office space and housing. There could also be entertainment options, but the land will likely not just be one large baseball field or football stadium.
"It's probably not the best fit for the site," Dodson said.
Sioux Steel is interviewing developers and plans to choose one of them in September.
"From there we'll start the concept planning," Dodson said.
Planning that will include public input from Tuesday's meeting.
"It's exciting to hear what they could possibly do with it," Meyerink said.
Sioux Steel will hold another public meeting after the owners make more concrete decisions.
KELOLAND News will tell you the date when we find out.