Sioux Falls breaks ground on 'One Stop' public building
With populations in larger cities increasing across the state, Sioux Falls has broken ground on a public “One Stop.”
The new service building will be located at Dawley Farm and construction is already underway.
The One Stop is a multi-state agency building designed to centralize public service in the area. As a public service building, special attention has been aimed at the location of the development.
Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken attended the groundbreaking.
“Today is an example of a smart business decision that government is making by consolidating a lot of fragmented offices, fragmented back-office work, all into one centralized location that will ultimately serve people in a better way, will cost less to provide those services. So this is a big investment for taxpayers, but I think the reward is really great as well,” said TenHaken.
Dream Design International built the Rapid City One Stop and was hired to build the Sioux Falls location. When it’s done, it will be about 280,000 square feet - almost three times the size of the facility in Rapid City.
The company said the Sioux Falls location will house 12 state agencies and over 650 state employees.
A concern that arose during planning was how the facility would offer enough parking for the number of people it intends to serve. Darin Seeley is the Commissioner of the South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources. He said parking was a part of the overall design.
“Parking is strategically placed around the building to allow for that movement efficiently. It’s a lot of people we are going to have,” said Seeley.
Agencies and their employees are expected to move to the new One Stop location in early 2025.