2017 Residential Growth Sets Record High
The City of Sioux City saw record breaking residential housing construction in 2017. A total of 274 housing units were built, the highest number in the past decade. The previous high was 241 units in 2016. The following table shows the number of housing units constructed over the past decade.
Much of this rise in housing units can be attributed to private-public partnerships and a renewed interest in in-fill development. The continued use of city-wide urban revite has encouraged new development around the city. A new trend of duplex, townhouse, and urban condo development has also become prevelant over the past years. Many of the residential rezonings and subdivisions over the past few years have had larger numbers of attached housing included. Sioux City has also seen an increased interest in muli-family development, with 182 multi-family and 24 condo units developed in 2017. These units include the Bekins apartments, Virginia Square development, and the adaptive reuse of former school buildings; the Whittier and Central Campus projects.
City Staff expect this upward trend to continue with construction in the Whispering Creek and Eagle Ridge developments, announced renovation projects for the former Everett School, Hatch building, Commerce building, and former St. Luke’s Methodist Hospital, and continued in-fill development thoughout the City.