Posted on: January 9, 2018

Community Growth Fuels Land Use Discussion for Fairgrounds Area

Land Discussion for Development

With Sioux Center’s significant growth in the last several years, demand continues for new areas for residential, commercial and industrial development as well as increased amenities.

The Sioux Center City Council continues to identify areas for future development that will best position the community for well-planned and healthy growth.

For several years, there has been ongoing discussion about the development potential of the site on which the Sioux County Youth Fair and the horse/auto track operate, which is city-owned property.

“This land is in an optimal location with its proximity to the schools, Dordt College, and our recreation facilities. In the past several years, we have often heard how this land could be utilized to support the growth of our community,” said Mayor Dennis Walstra.

With that in mind, the city council is asking that the fair board and groups that use the property begin the process of considering a new location for a track and fairgrounds area to allow the current city-owned property to be used for development.

“We honor the ongoing support the fair board gives to our youth and the 4-H program, developing future leaders. We hope that engaging in this conversation early on will allow the fair’s planners to find a well-suited alternative location and determine the best solution for all,” Walstra said.

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