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.
City-Owned Land for Sale
The Planning and Development Services Department identifies City-owned real estate located in desired areas of redevelopment for purchase through the following process.
The purpose of this project is to redevelop 10-acres of land that the City purchased from BNSF Railway in downtown.
A History of the Sioux Falls Downtown Rail Yard
This report summarizes the history and development of the downtown Sioux Falls rail yard in Minnehaha County, South Dakota. A 10-acre portion of BNSF property encompassing Tracts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe 4th Addition has been transferred to the City of Sioux Falls for redevelopment. Alterations to the rail yard include removal of track and demolition of a 20th-Century freight house. This narrative history was prepared to mitigate the effects of the redevelopment plan on the historic rail yard and any potentially eligible component features.
Purchase and Sale Agreement
Quit Claim Deed
Finding of No Significant Impact
State Historic Preservation Agreement
|State Historic Preservation Office and Section 4(f)
Sept. 2012—April 2013
|Draft EA Completed
|Final EA Completed
Sept 26, 2013
|Purchase agreement reached
|Close on property
Nov 2, 2015
|BNSF begins constructing new siding tracks
|Redevelopment Plan Completed
|BNSF Construction Completed at alternate site
|City Site Preparation Completed