Downtown Sioux Falls Rail Yard Redevelopment
Rail Yard Redevelopment Plan
The Sioux Falls rail yard redevelopment area represents a tremendous opportunity to develop an urban project that pulses with life on a strategically located site in the heart of the city; and to build a bridge that binds two Sioux Falls’ areas—the downtown and Whittier neighborhood—together.
Agreement Reached on Purchase of the Downtown Rail Yard
Negotiations have been concluded with BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) for the purchase of the downtown rail yard. The City of Sioux Falls has agreed to purchase more than 10 acres of the rail yard for $27,334,500, utilizing funds from the federal highway bill.
Rail Yard Redevelopment
Welcome to the City of Sioux Falls’ website for the Downtown Sioux Falls Rail Yard Redevelopment Project. This site is the source for information related to the redevelopment of 10-acres of land purchased from the BNSF Railway in 2015. We encourage you to review the project materials and offer your comments, suggestions and input via our e-comment form found in the Feedback section.
The purpose of this project is to redevelop 10-acres of land downtown recently purchased by the City from the BNSF Railway.
For additional questions, comments or to submit feedback you may contact Erin Bofenkamp.
|Develop details on new alternative||Sept. 2012|
|Update Project Management Plan||Sept. 2012|
|Revise MOU||Sept. 2012|
|SHPO and Section 4(f)||Sept. 2012—April 2013|
|Drafting Preliminary EA||Oct. 2012—Jan. 2013|
|Hold Public Meeting||Jan. 31, 2013|
|Draft EA Completed||July 2013|
|Hold Public Meeting||August 14, 2013|
|Final EA Completed||September 26, 2013|
|Independent Appraisal Completed||December 2014|
|Purchase agreement reached:||July 2015|
|Close on property:||Monday, November 2, 2015|
|BNSF begins constructing new siding tracks:||2016|
Redevelopment RFP Process
Development can begin:
RDG, design consultant, is working on phase one deliverables including a concept design and phasing and implementation plan. An October update to Council is planned.