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.
|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