Sioux Falls announces record building total

Jan. 9, 2019

Sioux Falls building permits totaled more than $786 million in 2018.

The record total for Sioux Falls building permits is now $786.6 million. The city broke its record for the sixth consecutive year with an increase of 6.4 percent compared with 2017.

“Sioux Falls continues to thrive and grow, as you can see from another record year of growth,” said Mike Cooper, director of planning and development services. “Although the number of permits issued were slightly down, our steady and manageable growth in 2018 is another chapter in the success story that is Sioux Falls.”

Housing construction fell year-over-year.

The city issued building permits for 672 new single-family homes in 2018, down from 750 in 2017.

There also were permits for 403 new town houses, compared with 441 in 2017, and 945 new multifamily units, compared with 1,215 units in 2017.

The city issued permits for 128 new commercial buildings in 2018. Forty-five of them were apartment buildings.

Large projects in 2018 included:

  • Avera on Louise: $54.5 million.
  • Minnehaha County Jail: $40.6 million.
  • Citibank headquarters office: $26.7 million.
  • The Cascade, a downtown mixed-use project: $23.8 million.
  • Village on the River, a downtown mixed-use project with a parking ramp: $18.1 million.
  • Silverthorne Apartments: $18 million.
  • West 41st Street Commons multifamily project: $15.9 million.
  • Fleet Farm: $15.9 million.
  • Smithfield holding barn: $14.4 million.
  • Win Chill addition: $13.5 million.
  • Great Shots at the Sanford Sports Complex: $11.4 million.
  • Sioux Falls Lutheran School: $10.5 million.

Sioux Falls announces record building total

Sioux Falls building permits totaled more than $786 million in 2018.

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