SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s largest city achieved another record year for construction in 2018.
The Argus Leader reports that Sioux Falls dispensed building permits worth $787 million, up slightly more than 6 percent the previous year.
The total marks a sixth consecutive year of record-breaking construction activity, fueled primarily by new commercial buildings, additions and renovations.
The top project in 2018 was the $54.5 million Avera on Louise campus. The other biggest projects of the year include a $40.7 million expansion to the Minnehaha County Jail, a new $26.8 million Citi headquarters, the $23.8 million Cascade Lofts and the $18.2 million Village on the River multi-use building downtown.
Yearly building permit sums have risen progressively since 2012, from a low of $283 million in 2010, during the Great Recession.