Another Bunker Ramp update. Let me guess, we have winner!

It has only been a couple of weeks since we were told they were going put lipstick on that gigantic concrete pig, now we are getting another update;

• Downtown Parking Ramp Update by Erica Beck, Chief of Staff

More than likely this is an update with the mural selection process, but you never know, they may have an interested party. A few months ago I heard a rumor that Councilor Neitzert was telling some constituents he wanted to do an investigation into how the Bunker Ramp got so messed up. I almost died laughing. I told this person we could save a lot of time if we just handed Greg a mirror.

They will also be amending the Shape Places;

• Shape Places Ordinance & Proposed Amendments by Jason Bieber, Senior Planner

I find the expedited timeline of getting these changes in place interesting. This means many of them have been in the works for months without the knowledge of the public or council.


#1 D@ily Spin on 07.24.22 at 2:33 pm

Considering 8% inflation variables, likely it will cost as much to tear down the parking tower than it cost to build it. How about leave it? It’s Huether’s pyramid that will become a future archeological feature. One possible excuse: Say it was built for flying saucer landings like Devils Tower in ‘Close Encounters’. Dumb Dumb Dumb – Dumb Dumb

#2 "Woodstock" on 07.24.22 at 2:48 pm

“What?”…. “Greg was for the Bunker Ramp before he was against it?”….. (…. “Why have I heard this before?”…. #DejaVu )

#3 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 07.24.22 at 2:51 pm

Has Motel 6 ever built a high-rise? And, Super 8 started in Aberdeen like Lamont…. Oh, never mind….


#4 Further Fear & Loathing on 07.24.22 at 2:54 pm

I think the winner of the mural contest should paint a mural there depicting the history of Black Sheep Coffee.

#5 Doja Dogg on 07.24.22 at 3:10 pm

With all of the high-rise building going on in downtown Sioux Falls, we are beginning to look like the next Pyongyang, but where’s the substance?…. (Maybe it’s time for the Ghost of Pettigrew to dam up the Sioux River once again to impress East Coast investors with the flow of the Falls, huh?) ….

#6 D@ily Spin on 07.24.22 at 6:45 pm

Get Biden ‘tree hugger’ money. Then cover it in corn cobs and make it free parking and plug-ins for electric vehicles.

Make the East wall a Scheels or Bass Pro sign/mural covered climbing wall. Have a repelling ground return safety tether rope. Tallest in the Midwest?

Use elevator and make the inside a year round family friendly roller coaster ride. Play ‘It’s a small world after all’ throughout. Have councilors ride it 100 times when they mention another parking tower.

#7 My Mistake Mike on 07.25.22 at 9:20 am

I think they should put pickle ball courts on the top floor of the parking ramp. It’s the only amenity now missing downtown. Name it after Huether. Balls will go sailing over the top down onto 10th Street and the FNB tellers. It will take us all back to a simpler time when we used to launch tennis balls from the court atop the Meldrum Park water tank. Good times!