Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning

Sioux Falls has a wonderful history of planning for, and managing, its growth. The original Comprehensive City Plan was a Harland Bartholomew and Associates plan from November 1950. Growth Management is a valued practice in our region in all aspects of the community.

The currently adopted comprehensive plan for Sioux Falls is Shape Sioux Falls 2035. Shape Sioux Falls was adopted during the winter of 2009. This comprehensive plan went through a two year public involvement process of workshops, visioning surveys, and policy discussions.

In January 2003, we updated the Sioux Falls 2015: A Growth Management Plan; this was an update to the Sioux Falls 2015: A Growth Management Plan from 1996. The 1996 Plan was completed after a two year public involvement process where planners, community leaders, and citizens all realized the importance of fiscal responsibility and proper controls upon both public and private development. The community was updating the Year 2000 Comprehensive Land Use Plan, which was adopted in 1979.

An aspect of long range planning is implementing the plan through Comprehensive Plan Amendments and Annexations. The following ordinances were approved by the Infrastructure Review Advisory Board, the Planning Commission, City Council in 2005.