Citizens Encouraged to Apply for the Sioux Falls Citizen Planning Academy

Starting today, citizens across Sioux Falls are encouraged to apply for the Citizen Planning Academy. The Academy will be held on Monday evenings, October 1 and October 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The classes will be conducted at the City of Sioux Falls City Center Building, 231 North Dakota Avenue.Topics will include comprehensive planning, zoning, public hearing process, transportation, neighborhood planning, urban design, plus other items suggested by citizens.

The goal of the Citizen Planning Academy is to empower citizens to achieve a better understanding of community planning and building, so that citizens can effectively engage in neighborhood planning efforts.

In 2040, where will people work, live, and shop in Sioux Falls? Sioux Falls is expected to grow from 180,000 to 251,000 persons. Our metro area population could reach 325,000, and city size expand from 78 to 120 square miles in area. What will be our city’s challenges and opportunities for growth?

Participating in the Sioux Falls Citizen Planning Academy, you will come away not only with an understanding of how city planning helps shape our community, but also the importance your engagement and participation in local affairs plays in the development of our community.

Applications may be obtained online at www.siouxfalls.org/planningacademy. For more information, or to obtain an application, please contact the Sioux Falls Planning Office at 367-8888, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class size is limited; preference will be given to first time attendees. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018.