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Posted on: May 8, 2019

City Approves Land Sale to School, Retains Portion for Green Space

High school concept plan

As plans for the new high school in Sioux Center unfold, they continue to showcase local collaboration.

On Monday,  the Sioux Center City Council approved the sale of city land for the planned new high school building, setting aside some land for community multipurpose green space with parking lot access.

“The City is excited to see the growth of our community in all aspects, which include our local schools. It is great that the City can be a partner in helping facilitate this growth through the sale of some land and shared use of multipurpose green space for the community,” said City Manager Scott Wynja.

The City is selling 24.85 acres north of the current fairgrounds to the Sioux Center School District for the construction of a new high school as enrollment continues to grow.

“On behalf of the school, we thank you very much for your continued support,” said Sioux Center Schools Superintendent Gary McEldowney. He added that contractors will likely begin moving dirt on the project in late June.

Wynja said the school and city are drafting an agreement to collaborate on maintenance of the parking lot and road near the green space and the care for the green space itself.

The portion of property the city is retaining for multipurpose green space will be north of the planned school and can serve as playing fields and activity space for a variety of youth and adult recreation programs.

Image: Concept of the planned high school and surrounding area, with planned multipurpose green space to the north of the high school.

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