Permit Statistics


2014 Building Construction Statistics - City of Sioux Falls


Permits Issued

The previous record number of building permits that was issued in 2013 was blown away in 2014. In 2014, 14,945 building permits were issued, which exceeded the 7,953 permits issued in 2013, which resulted in an 88 percent increase in permits issued. The June hail storm in Sioux Falls resulted in the issuance of 8,500 building permits for the replacement of roof coverings, predominately reshingling of residential properties throughout the city. The number of building permits issued for roof replacements alone exceeded the record number of building permits issued the previous year.

Residential repairs and renovations continue to drive the total number of permits issued. The number of permits issued for residential additions, repairs, and remodels (not including new residential buildings or new or renovated commercial projects) in 2014 totaled 12,751 permits or 85 percent of the total number of permits issued. For comparison, there were 5,911 permits issued for residential additions, repairs, and remodels, which constituted 74 percent of the total number of permits issued in 2013. The category that typically has the highest volume of permits issued is residential reshingles. The 8,500 roof replacement permits in 2014 compares to 2,122 permits in 2013, 2,032 permits in 2012, and 2,695 permits in 2011.

Total Building Permits Issued, 2002 to 2014



Total Construction Valuation.

Total construction valuation is defined as the quoted or calculated construction valuation for all commercial and residential new buildings, additions, repairs, remodels, and renovations built within the city of Sioux Falls. For the second year in a row, a record construction valuation for issued permits occurred for Sioux Falls. The construction valuation in 2014 totaled $619,502,240, and was an increase of 5.3 percent from the previous record construction valuation of $588,248,861 in 2013. The construction valuation for 2014 additionally exceeded 2012 by 25 percent, and essentially doubled those construction valuations in each of the recession years of 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Total Construction Valuation, 2004 to 2014


Single Family Dwellings

There were 604 new single-family dwellings permitted in 2014, a decrease of approximately 17 percent as compared to the 731 new single-family dwellings issued in 2013, and a decrease of 1 percent as compared to the 628 single-family dwellings issued in 2012. The number of new single-family dwellings in 2014 continued to be in excess of those numbers in the recession years of 2009 through 2011, but has not yet approached the most robust years 2001 to 2007, which averaged 980 dwelling units per year for the homebuilding industry in the city of Sioux Falls.


Single-Family Dwelling Units, 2002 to 2014 


Town houses are defined as owner-occupied single-family dwellings in which each unit extends from the foundation to the roof and has a yard or public space on at least two sides. Town house construction decreased from the record number of town house permits issued in 2013. In 2014, there were 231 town house permits issued, a 21 percent decrease compared to the 292 town house permits issued in 2013, and an 8 percent decrease from the 252 town house permits issued in 2012. Nevertheless, the number of town house permits in 2014 remains significantly higher than the average number of 152 units issued between 2004 and 2011.


Town House Units, 2002 to 2014




Multifamily housing includes nontransient housing such as apartments, independent living centers, congregate living facilities, etc. For the second year in a row, the number of multifamily dwelling units increased in excess of twofold as compared to the average number of dwelling units constructed in the years between 2002 and 2012. There were 1,069 new dwelling units permitted in multifamily dwelling unit projects in 2014, which is an increase of 5.2 percent compared to the 1,016 multifamily dwelling units permitted in 2013. The 1,062 dwelling units permitted in 2014 is the second highest number of dwelling units issued, compared to the 1,086 dwelling units that were issued in 1977.


Multiple Family Dwellings, 2002 to 2014


The following lists the largest apartment projects issued in 2014:

Project Name Address


Number of Units
Dakotah Pointe 900 W. Venture Ln. Paradigm Construction     276-Unit Apartment
Bluffs @ Willow Run 7900 E. Hwy. 42 Lloyd Construction 163-Unit Apartment
YMCA Housing 220 S. Minnesota Ave. Lloyd Construction 55-Unit Apartment
Prairie Hills Plaza 2000–2219 Trevi Pl. Paradigm Construction 7 26-Unit Apartments
Sunset Villa 1708 and 1721 Katie Ave. Paradigm Construction 2 26-Unit Apartments
Diamond Field Commons 3807–3905 Grand Slam Pl. Signature Companies 4 14-Unit Apartments
Diamond Field Commons 3803-3909 Grand Slam Pl. Signature Companies 5 7-Unit Apartments
Killarney Crossing 4300–4310 W. 57th St. Lloyd Construction 2 12-Unit Apartments
Ridgeview East 3001–3041 E. 6th St. Lloyd Companies 3 12-Unit Apartments
Select Properties 6708–6900 S. Santa Rosa Pl.  Select Builders 3 8-Unit Apartments
Sunset Villas 1716–1724 Katie Ave. Paradigm Construction 2 8-Unit Apartments
Westwood Apartments 8712–8746 W. 32nd St. Costello Construction 7 8-Unit Apartments
Select Properties 6700 S. Santa Rosa Pl. Select Builders 6-Unit Apartment
Select Properties 6701 S. Santa Rosa Pl. Select Builders 3-Unit Apartment
Whispering Woods 5109 S. Graystone Ave. Signature Companies 6-Unit Apartment
Whispering Woods 5105–5113 S. Graystone Ave.   Signature Companies 2 14-Unit Apartments
Whispering Woods South   5709 S. Bahnson Ave. Epic Homes 4-Unit Apartment
Whispering Woods South  5715 S. Bahnson Ave. Epic Homes 3-Unit Apartment
Jude Estates 1701–1819 E Northstar Ln. Bryan Wiseman Const. 8 4-Unit Apartments
Sioux Falls Housing 435 W. 3rd St. Sioux Falls Housing 4-Unit Apartment
James DeJong 207 N. Fairfax Ave. James DeJong 1 New Apartment
The Foundry 230 S. Phillips Ave. Lloyd Construction 7 New Apartments



Assisted and Nursing Dwelling Units

There were two major projects consisting of additions and renovations that were permitted in 2014. The Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community permitted an addition and renovations consisting of 110 assisted, rehabilitation, and skilled care dwelling units; and the Trail Ridge Retirement Community facility permitted an assisted living and memory care addition consisting of 40 new dwelling units along with a supporting commons area addition.

Project Name



Prince of Peace
4500–4513 Prince       
of Peace Pl.
Sioux Falls Construction        $20,300,000
Trail Ridge Additions        3412 W. Ralph
Rogers Rd.
 CD Smith Construction  $9,500,000


Cumulative Number of Dwelling Units

The cumulative number of dwelling units consists of single-family dwellings, duplexes, nontransient apartments, independent and assisted living, and nursing dwelling units. The cumulative number of dwelling units permitted in 2014 set a new record for the second year in a row. There were 2,056 total dwelling units, a 1.2 percent increase, permitted as compared to 2,039 dwelling units permitted in 2013. The next highest number of total dwelling units was 1,909 dwelling units issued in 2001 and 1,825 dwelling units issued in 2000.

Cumulative Number of Dwelling Units, 2008 to 2014


Transient Residential-Hotels

The number of transient residential projects continued from the strong pace of hotel construction in 2013. The following projects are residential occupancies containing sleeping rooms where the occupants are primarily transient in nature and includes hotels, boarding houses, and congregate living facilities:

Project Name


Builder Valuation
Aerostay 2821 N. Jaycee Ln. Beck and Hofer Construction   $4,900,000
Town Place Suites 6400 S. Connie Ave.    Lamont Companies $4,000,000
Carroll Institute 516 W. 12th St. Costello Company $2,845,000
Bishop Dudley Hospitality   101 N. Indiana Ave. Fiegen Construction $1,639,885



The number of commercial projects (including apartments) exceeding $1,000,000 in valuation increased in 2014. There were 65 projects in 2014 compared to 55 projects in 2013 that were issued at or more than $1,000,000 in construction valuation.

For new commercial buildings (excluding apartments), the number of building permits decreased slightly. There were 52 permits issued in 2014 compared to 53 permits issued in 2013 for new commercial buildings. The construction valuation for new commercial buildings decreased dramatically for new commercial buildings. The construction valuation for new commercial buildings in 2014 was $86,541,226 compared to $157,600,000 in 2013, an approximate 45 percent reduction in new commercial building valuation.

On the other hand, the number and the total construction valuation for commercial additions, renovations, and remodels increased in 2014. There were 1,243 permits issued for commercial additions, renovations, and remodels in 2014 compared to the 920 permits issued in 2013, an increase of 35 percent in permit numbers. Commercial roof replacements was a factor in the increased number of additional permits issued. The construction valuation for commercial additions, renovations, and remodels increased slightly from $158.6 million in 2014 compared to the $138.5 million in 2013, a 14 percent increase.


The following commercial projects were permitted relating to both retail and office occupancies in 2014:

Project Nam


Description Valuation
Plaza LLC/Docutap 101 S. Phillips Ave. Office Remodel $6,695,000
Burlington Coat Factory 701 S. Highline Ave. Retail Store $3,439,000
Evangelical Good Sam. 4800 W. 57th St. Office Remodel $3,438,000
Montgomery Furniture 1725 W. 41st St. Retail Addition $3,088,400
Kum & Go 1400 N. Minnesota Ave.   Convenience Store $2,192,772
Get-n-Go 4915 N. Cliff Ave. Convenience Store $2,136,000
Primary Holdings

4910 S. Isabel St.

Medical Office $2,000,000
First Savings Bank 5800 S. Western Ave. Office/Bank $2,000,000
Plains Commerce Bank 3905 S. Western Ave. Bank/Office Addition $1,960,000
The Foundry 320 S. Phillips Ave. Multi/Use Remodel $1,620,140
Sandbar Strip Mall 2310 S. Marion Rd. Strip Mall $1,468,000
Graham Automotive 801 W. 41st St. Office/Sales Addition   $1,300,000

CCI Properties

7401 S. Bitterroot Pl. Office $1,200,000
Capital One Remodel 2200 E. Benson Rd.

Office Remodel

Aadland and Hendrickson   4501 E. 41st St. Dental Office $1,120,000
Friessen Development 2320 S. Marion Rd. Strip Mall $1,120,000
Sprenger Midwest 523 E. 14th St. Office Addition $1,100,000


The following are permitted projects that are related to entertainment, recreation, or assembly occupancies:

Project Name




SF Regional Airport 2801 N. Jaycee Ln. Checkpoint Renovations $10,500,000
The Country Club
of SF
3400 W. 22nd St. Clubhouse $8,000,000
Scheel’s Ice Plex 4300 N. Bobhalla
Ice Arena $8,000,000
SF YMCA 220 S. Minnesota Ave. Gym/Fitness Renovations $5,004,000
Great Life/Woodlake 4600 S. Tennis Ln. Athletic Club Addition $5,004,000
Indoor Tennis Facility 4210 N Bobhalla Ave. Indoor Tennis Facility $3,478,000
All In Clubhouse 8000 E. Hwy. 42 Clubhouse/Fitness Center $2,020,000
Ransom Church 700 N. Main Ave. Church Remodel and Addition     $1,191,000
Shenanigans Pub 1903 S. Ellis Rd. Restaurant/Lounge $1,143,624
Westside Lutheran Church    3901 N. Oklahoma Ave.    Church $1,000,000
Dakotas Lodge 3200 W. Russell St. Waterslide/Pool Addition $1,064,000
Westside Lutheran Church

3901 N. Oklahoma Ave.  

Church $1,000,000


A significant number of projects relating to education facilities were permitted in 2014:

Project Name 




Susan B. Anthony 2000 S. Dakota Ave. Elementary School $8,025,958
Tea Area School 2700 S. Lancaster Dr. Elementary School $3,979,731
R. F. Pettigrew Elementary     7900 W. 53rd St. Additions and Remodel   $3,100,000
Axtell Middle School 201 N. West Ave. Addition and Remodel $2,875,000
Robert Frost Elementary 3101 N. 4th Ave. Additions $2,800,000
Discovery Elementary 1506 S. Discovery Ave.     Addition and Remodel $2,130,000
Froiland Science Center 2407 S. Summit Ave. Augustana Science


The following are business-related projects relating to both the public and private sectors:

Project Name



Hi Roller Conveyor 4501 N. Northview Dr. Manufacturing $7,000,000
TJN Enterprises 6511 E. Rice St. Warehouse and Office    $5,000,000
Senproco 4401 N. Northview Dr. Warehouse and Office  $2,840,000
Sanford Cancer Center 1309 W. 17th St. Addition Foundations $2,000,000
Sanford/Home 2 Suites 1305 W. 18th St. Skywalk $1,900,000
ADP 4915 N. Marion Rd. Remodel $1,800,000
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue 2333 N. Valley View Rd.     Fire Station $1,681,900
Galvanized Properties 3900 N. Potsdam Ave. Shop/Warehouse $1,600,000
A-Ox Welding 101 N. Harlem Ave. Manufacturing $1,510,000
Sioux Falls Public Works      668 W. Algonquin St. Shop Addition
and Remodel
Fed Ex 4401 E. Producer Ln. Addition $1,200,000
Creative Surfaces 1701 N. F Ave. Addition $1,090,000
Speedee Delivery
4600 W. 62nd St. N. Truck Terminal $1,000,000