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City breaks decade-old housing record

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A record number of houses constructed in Sioux City last year may be a sign the economy is turning around.

Eighty-one-units were builting in 2012.  That beats a record 75-homes built in 2003.

"We did have more houses being built than torn down.  I believe there was about 40-units were torn down in 2012.  So, we did see a net growth.  In the past years, the number's been about even," said City Planner Chris Madsen.

On Monday, the city council will be asked to sign-off on two different development plans to add 45 more homes to the Whispering Creek subdivision.

Sioux City's mayor says he's committed to keeping the trend going.

"We did 14 or so lots with SHIP, we're going to continue to work with those type of deals to infill lots wherever we possibly can," Bob Scott said.

City officials say they're seeing another trend, more duplex and townhouse developments were also built in 2012 than in previous years.

 

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