New west-side commercial development to offer retail, office space

March 25, 2019

A new 25-acre development on the far west side of Sioux Falls is scheduled to break ground this summer and could start announcing businesses soon.

The future Westown Marketplace is envisioned as a mix of retail and office space on the northeast corner of 41st Street and Ellis Road.

“The west side of Sioux Falls is in dire need of additional commercial development,” according to Ryan Tysdal of Van Buskirk Cos., who has the property co-listed with Joel Ingle of Harr-Lemme Real Estate.

The population living west of Interstate 29, which is more than 50,000, would make it the third largest city in the state, he added.

“There is a shortage of west-side retail to adequately serve those neighborhoods.”

Parcels are identified in the Westown Marketplace development for uses such as a restaurant, bank, automotive care, fast food, convenience store, offices and multitenant retail centers.

“It used to be when a retailer wanted a ‘west-side’ location, they simply picked a location near The Empire Mall. Today, the west side of Sioux Falls extends over three miles west of The Empire Mall,” Tysdal said.

“Having a location at 41st and Louise just doesn’t cut it anymore for retailers trying to cover the west side of Sioux Falls. Westown Marketplace brings opportunity for food and retail tenants, as well as neighborhood-service tenants such as dentists, chiropractors, salons, fitness users, financial services and more.”

The development will complement last year’s new commercial activity along Ellis Road, which included a Casey’s General Store, Lewis Drug and Sanford Health clinic.

“Plugging more retail in across the street from the new Sanford mega-clinic and Lewis Drug makes all the sense in the world,” Ingle said. “Medical tenants are great co-tenants for retailers.”

Ten acres of Westown Marketplace already are under contract, Ingle said, adding he expects a retail announcement could come in the next few weeks.

“We’re really excited about the retailers we have on board already,” he said.

The intersection sits near the far southwest corner of development in the city. The northwest and southwest corners of 41stand Ellis haven’t been annexed into Sioux Falls yet.

Ronning Cos. owns 3 acres of commercial land opposite Westown Marketplace on the southeast corner.

“We have had some interest on that corner from time to time, but nothing substantial,” said Peter Ronning, building and development manager.

“We are really excited about the whole stretch of Tea-Ellis Road from 41st to 12th Street,” he said.

“We own a significant amount of property on the east side (of) Tea-Ellis along that stretch. With the completion of the Lewis Drug store and the Sanford Health clinic, the 32nd Street area is a major focus.  The 26th Street area also has a lot of development, including the Casey’s on our site that has surrounding land available.”

The city plans to wrap up its expansion of Ellis Road this construction season, with most of the work occurring between 12th and 22nd streets. Completion is estimated for August.

New west-side commercial development to offer retail, office space

A new 25-acre development on the far west side of Sioux Falls is scheduled to break ground this summer and could start announcing businesses soon.

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