Sioux Center is receiving a $10,000 grant through a partnership between Premier Communications, Aureon, and the Iowa Area Development Group to help create a big-picture vision for three significant city-owned properties.
“Working through master planning, we will be able to create a vision for these properties to continue the orderly and creative development in Sioux Center and draw new businesses here,” Dokter said. “We feel we will be able to do ‘out of the box” thinking and planning for these three areas in our community, helping create hubs of activity that will provide benefits for Sioux Center and the region.”
The three city-owned properties include a 53-acre parcel near Wal-Mart and the commercial area there, the former hospital site along Highway 75 in the heart of Sioux Center, and a 10-acre parcel in northern Sioux Center on prime property adjacent to Highway 75.
“Properties like these are hard to acquire in Sioux Center, and we need to create a vision to maximize the use of these areas and tie that into our thriving community,” Dokter said.
Along with the $5,000 grant from Premier Communications, in Sioux Center, and the $5,000 Ripple Effect grant from the Iowa Area Development Group and Aureon, the City of Sioux Center will also provide a $5,000 match for this project.
Photo: Scott TeStroete (far left) and Ryan Boone (far right), of Premier Communications, and Brittany Morales (center) of Iowa Area Development Group, present City of Sioux Center representatives Scott Wynja (second from left) and Dennis Dokter (second from right) with a $5,000 Ripple Effect grant from Aureon and Iowa Area Development Group. An additional $5,000 grant is being provided by Premier Communications.