Sioux Falls Bunker Ramp, the gift that keeps giving

I think I have already written that headline . . . a couple of times. Yes folks, the lawsuits keep adding up. Now a neighbor is pissed about this unsightly project;

The owners of a neighboring building just east of the Sioux Falls parking ramp, which was supposed to become a mixed-use facility, are serving notice to the City that they may sue because the project fell through.

River Centre at 200 E. 10th Street has several owners. Earthbend Properties, LLC and Riverview Holdings, LLC, which both have interest in the building, claim the City’s failure to complete the mixed-use portion of the project has caused them a loss in business and the value of their property to go down.

This is the building to the east. I think they are suing because the bunker ramp is uglier then their building, that’s my guess anyway.

I can’t even write angry rants about this anymore because it is turning into the worst decision city elected officials (and unelected officials) ever made, and when they had an opportunity to fix it, they made more bad decisions. And get this, no one has apologized yet. Not only is Trump running our healthcare institutions in Sioux Falls, apparently he is running city government to. I’m just waiting for one of the RS5 councilors to come out and say, “My vote on the Bunker Ramp was PERFECT!”.



4 comments ↓

#1 SL on 10.28.19 at 8:54 pm

So many of both city administration and councilors continue to be arrogant idiots about this project. But yet, they will not say a word about their bad decisions when they are running for reelection.

#2 Member of the 'Someday Committee' on 10.28.19 at 9:38 pm

Apparently, some of the villagers down by the river ain’t happy.

( – and Woodstock asks: “Would painting it a dark taupe help?….Haven’t they heard about the mural?”)

#3 D@ily Spin on 10.29.19 at 9:42 am

Leaving the ramp unfinished and vacant substantially affects surrounding real estate values. It’s grounds for a lawsuit. However, city ordinance does not allow appeals into circuit court. It’s unconstitutional. Surrounding property owners should form a class. It’s time to challenge the charter in SD Supreme Court and request they supervise reform.

#4 Dr. Quid Pro Quo on 10.29.19 at 12:24 pm

Can’t the city just file eminent domain proceedings against the plaintiffs just to shut them up? That’s what Trump would do.

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