Shape Places

Shape Places

A Sioux Falls Zoning Ordinance

“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 2015 Comprehensive Plan Adopted in 2009 by the Sioux Falls City Council. 

Shape Places - Zoning Ordinance
Shape S.F.

Shape Sioux Falls 2035

Why Shape Sioux Falls 2035? A Comprehensive Plan
  • A comprehensive plan develops policies that will help guide future ordinances, budgets, and master plans.
  • Last Comprehensive Plan had a horizon for 2015 (that is in 5 ½ years)
  • A comprehensive plan guides future land development.

Shape Sioux Falls

Pre-Application Meeting Requests

In an effort to prevent delays during the pre-development and public hearing process, the Planning Office encourages the scheduling and conduction of a Pre-Application Meeting...
Pre-Application Meeting Requests
S.F. Beautiful

Sioux Falls Beautiful

Mayor’s Sioux Falls Beautiful Award Nomination Form

Sioux Falls Beautiful Award Nomination Form
Bike Safety

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.
Rules of the Road
Bike Safety Video
Online Bicycle Plan Survey


The Planning Division provides direction for the physical development and quality of life within the city.

The Planning Division shall implement the mission through the development of transit, transportation, long-range plans, downtown development, historic preservation, neighborhood conservation activities, coordination of public improvements and private development with the comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision ordinances.


Emergency Community Preparedness

Sioux Falls Emergency Community Preparedness

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Many believe that disasters don’t happen in Sioux Falls or think it won’t happen to them. However, we have...   [Watch Video]

News Releases

Bicycle Rodeo Rescheduled to September 16

Due to rainy weather, the Bicycle Rodeo that was slated for September 9 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Morningside Community Center…

Posted 09/15/2014 in Planning

Bicycle Rodeo Rescheduled to September 16

Due to the forecast for rain, tonight’s Bicycle Rodeo has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Morningside Community Center…

Posted 09/09/2014 in Planning

Planning Commission Briefing on Shape Sioux Falls

Prior to the monthly Planning Commission public hearing, the City of Sioux Falls Planning Commission will be having a briefing on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 12 noon…

Posted 08/26/2014 in Planning & Building Services

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