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4th Annual Launch Week Supports Local Entrepreneurs

4th Annual Launch Week Supports Local Entrepreneurs

  • Posted: Oct 21, 2016

A week of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place in Sioux City as part of the 4th annual Launch Week, November 3rd – 10th. With speakers, startup presentations and plenty of networking, Launch Week aims to inspire, motivate, and promote collaboration among professionals.

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Pearl Street Park and Donor Unveiled- Public Meeting October 25th- 7pm

  • Posted: Oct 20, 2016

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The City of Sioux City Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public meeting to unveil the proposed design for a new park in downtown Sioux City on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers. The new greenspace, located at 620 Pearl Street, will be known as “Pearl Street Park”.

The addition of downtown greenspace is a priority of City Council. A modest $50,000 was allocated in the FY 17 Capital Improvement Plan budget for park development. The

Parks and Recreation Department worked with students in the Urban and Regional Planning department at the University of Iowa earlier this year to develop a long-term vision for the park project as part of a greenspace study with the City, SIMPCO and Downtown Partners. The University of Iowa students developed two park design concepts.These concepts were shared with a local supporter who is an outstanding advocate of quality of life initiatives in the Sioux City metro. The Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce that Regina Roth has pledged $500,000 towards the park project. This project would not have been possible without her very generous support. The contribution made it possible for the City to hire SmithGroupJJR of Madison, Wisconsin, a landscape architect firm, to develop a preliminary design for the park.

SmithGroupJJR worked with the Parks and Recreation Department staff and a group of stakeholders to fine-tune the concepts developed by the University of Iowa students. The City anticipates Pearl Street Park will become a popular destination in the downtown area for multiple users. It is conveniently located across from the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum and Ho-Chunk’s new market rate housing units. Once completed, the park will help attract customers of Food Truck Fridays, which was staged around the perimeter of the future park on 7th Street this summer. These are just a few of the many local programs and businesses that will benefit from the park project. “The City has been working on bringing greenspace into the downtown area for several years and we are extremely excited to see it coming to fruition,” said Matt Salvatore, Parks and Recreation Director. “Not only are we adding much needed greenspace to this dense commercial area, we are developing a beautification project that will enhance the area and create a unique urban experience.”

Due to the generosity of Regina Roth, the dream of a public park in downtown will soon become a reality. Construction could begin in the spring, 2017. Interested citizens are welcome to learn more about the project by attending a public meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m., City Hall, 5th Floor Council Chambers, 405 6th Street. RSVP here.

Downtown for the Holidays – Monday, November 21

Downtown for the Holidays – Monday, November 21

  • Posted: Oct 07, 2016

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Downtown for the Holidays will take place on Monday, November 21st in Downtown Sioux City. Events will include the 2016 Holiday Lighted Parade at 6:15 p.m., the opening of Santa’s House and the Festival of Trees. New to this year’s events are free admission into the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a donation of a canned good or new toy and the “Decorate Downtown” contest for window/storefront displays and building lighting.

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Parking Day makes its way to Downtown Sioux City!

  • Posted: Sep 09, 2016

Park(ing) Day 2016

People take over parking stalls for one day!

 Downtown Partners, the Sioux City Blue Zones Project, SIMPCO and the City of Sioux City are asking the community to participate in Sioux City’s first Park(ing) Day event on Friday, September 16 in downtown Sioux City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Park(ing) Day is an international event held on the third Friday of September where parking stalls around the world are transformed into creative, interactive spaces for the day.

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Downtown Partners Action Plan – Meetings Scheduled

  • Posted: Jul 07, 2016

Downtown Partners is calling on the community and downtown stakeholders to help keep downtown moving forward as their strategic plan is put into action. Brad Segal, with Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.) has just completed a strategic plan for Downtown Partners that builds upon and enhances the groups’ action items over the next three to five years. Segal has been working with Downtown Partners and the community since February of this year to gauge the characteristics and visions for downtown Sioux City.

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Park(ing) Day 2016- People take over parking stalls for one day!

  • Posted: Jul 07, 2016

Downtown Partners, the Sioux City Blue Zones Project, SIMPCO and the City of Sioux City are asking the community to participate in Sioux City’s first Park(ing) Day event on Friday, September 16 in downtown Sioux City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Park(ing) Day is an international event held on the third Friday of September where parking stalls around the world are transformed into creative, interactive spaces for the day.

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Pardon the progress!

  • Posted: May 12, 2016

5-16-2016 through 7-30-2016

The Engineering Division of the City’s Public Works Department would like to announce the start of the CBD

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