The US city of Sioux Falls in South Dakota is experiencing a busy spring in terms of large-scale construction projects, with three sites totalling US$207 million progressing well.
A $134 million hospital campus, a $40 million concrete plant and a $33 million refrigerated warehouse are being constructed and have a been a hive of activity during the winter months.
Each project is on schedule, or close to it, according to the city’s daily newspaper Argus Leader.
Plans for the hospital campus were announced one year ago by Avera Health and it is currently ahead of the construction schedule, while Gage Brothers revealed plans to build a precast concrete production facility last July.
The facility is a little behind schedule, but company officials expect to start installing equipment this month, according to Tom Kelley, president of Gage Brothers.
“We’re hoping we’re actually mixing concrete in the facility by the end of July,” he said.
Finally, the giant Win Chill refrigerated warehouse is on the verge of being open for business, said Norm Drake of Legacy Developments, one of Win Chill’s minority owners.
The warehouse has attracted praise as the ‘anchor tenant’ for Foundation Park, an 820-acre industrial park in Northwest Sioux Falls.