A street in Sioux Center’s commercial park will be paved with help from a grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation.
The DOT awarded a $257,000 RISE (Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy) grant to help extend 16th Street Northeast 720 feet to the east. This street will run adjacent to the land where Interstates will build its new corporate headquarters in northern Sioux Center.
The grant will flow through Sioux Center Land Development, which sold the land to Interstates and is developing the site. The RISE grant will cover half the cost of extending the street. Sioux Center Land Development will pay the remaining cost.
“The DOT’s participation and this grant are essential in our local efforts to make commercial property available for our local businesses to grow and expand, in this case, the expansion of Interstates,” Sioux Center Development Director Dennis Dokter said.
Work on the road will likely begin in the 2019 construction season. The Interstates campus construction will begin this spring, with an anticipated move-in date of mid-2019.
“Providing the space for companies like Interstates to expand is only part of the equation,” Dokter said. “Equally important is that our local companies are willing to put their resources and trust in our community and do their expansions locally.”
Image: Interstates will be building a new corporate building in the commercial area in northern Sioux Center. The RISE grant will help extend a city street next to the Interstate property. Map data: Google.