An already frenzied area of construction in downtown Sioux Falls is getting another major project.

The city is entering into an agreement with Des Moines-based Christensen Development to develop about four acres of railyard land that was purchased from BNSF Railway in 2015.

Sioux Falls Railyard Development Project
City of Sioux Falls

The $95 million Railyard Development project will include a five-story mixed-use building on Eighth Street and three apartment buildings to the south. The mixed-use building is planned to be 56,000 square feet for retail and office space, including a rooftop that connects to the office space.

A parking ramp with 180 stalls will also be built to support the building. Over 230 units will be added when the apartment buildings are complete.

Sioux Falls Railyard Development Project
City of Sioux Falls
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The purchase and development agreements for the Railyard Development will go before the City Council later this summer.

Pending approval, Christensen Development will break ground before the end of 2024, with a planned completion in early 2026.

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The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

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Some friends and I were getting together for dinner and we were trying to decide where to go. That’s when we started reminiscing about our favorite Sioux Falls restaurants that have come and gone. Here's a list of 14 restaurants I want to come back to Sioux Falls. What restaurants were your favorites that are no longer in Sioux Falls?

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