Sioux City sees signs of renewed economic interest
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Walgreens is growing its footprint in Sioux City, doubling the number of stores
it has in town.
Monday, Sioux City leaders are set to approve an
agreement with a Minnesota
Semper Development wants to put a 15,000 square foot
store on an acre and a half of property in the Northern Valley Crossing commercial
center, which next to the Outer Drive bridge.
The brick store will be built to the new urban design
standards set by the city, so that the exterior fits in with the rest of the
development on the
city's north side.
Walgreens is also in the midst of building a pharmacy off
officials say interest in commercial development is the highest it's been in
"There's really been strong interest this year, and I
think coming out of the economic downturn this is a very good sign for us. We're very busy. We have a lot of interest. A lot more on the way," said Sioux City Economic Development Director Marty Dougherty.
Directly across from Wal-Mart the city is
building a new street, called Northern
Valley Place. If approved, this fall, the Walgreens will be built on
the corner of that street and Floyd
Boulevard next to the Pizza Ranch currently under