A preview of “a significant announcement related to downtown development” anchored the city’s weekly Listening and Learning Session on Saturday at the Whisk and Chop Cafe.
The session was focused on economic growth. Community Development Director Darrin Smith said that within two weeks, officials expect to be able to disclose a development to go hand-in-hand with existing plans that “will make 2011 and 2012 exciting years for downtown.”
Because just tearing down a parking ramp and building another one isn’t really ‘DT Development’.
Two components of economic development downtown are expanding parking and completing an ambitious redevelopment of the river greenway to make the Big Sioux River a focus.
Afterward, Smith said the undisclosed development neither precludes nor enhances prospects of a downtown events center.
Are they finally gonna break ground on Uptown at the Falls? We’ll see.