Planning & Building Services

Citizen Planning Academy

Participating in the Sioux Falls Citizen Planning Academy, you will come away not only with an understanding of how city planning helps to shape our community but also the importance your engagement and participation in local affairs plays in the development of our community.

Citizen Planning Academy Application

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Bike Safety

Sioux Falls is a community of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and motorists. Stay safe by knowing the rules of the road, no matter what form of transportation you use.

Know the Rules of the Road for Bicyclists and Drivers

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Shape Places

“Shape Places” is a context-based zoning ordinance adopted by a vote of the people on April 8, 2014.  These regulations have been based upon the Shape Sioux Falls 2035 Comprehensive Plan Adopted in 2009 by the Sioux Falls City Council. 

Shape Places - Zoning Ordinance

Shape Sioux Falls 2040

Why Shape Sioux Falls 2040 is a Comprehensive Plan

  • A comprehensive plan develops policies that will help guide future ordinances, budgets, and master plans.
  • The 2040 Plan was adopted last year to manage growth and development for the City and was a revision to the 2035 Plan that was originally adopted in 2009.
  • Shape Sioux Falls 2040 Plan
  • Shape Sioux Falls 2035 Plan

 

Shape Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Major Street Plan 2040

What is a Major Street Plan?
Why do we need a Major Street Plan?
What defines the boundary for the Major Street Plan?
What does the Major Street Plan look like?

Adopted Major Street Plan

What is a Major Street Plan?

Top 10 Wins

Top 10 Wins

Planning & Building Services created so many wins for the people of Sioux Falls in 2016, but we've narrowed it down to the Top 10 Wins to celebrate the achievements captured in our great city last year.

Vision

Contribute towards shaping Sioux Falls as a community of choice that is guided by innovative plans and policies, and land use requirements which are clearly defined and reasonable. Facilitate minimum life safety standards for building projects through a customer-service focused plan review, permitting and inspection function.

Mission

The Planning and Building Services Department is responsible for managing the orderly development of Sioux Falls and overseeing the protection of property along with ensuring public safety in building construction and maintenance.