Convenient Downtown Parking
Parking options in downtown will remain plentiful as a new hotel is constructed on the site of the Sioux City Convention Center parking lot. Underground utility work for a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel that will connect to the Convention Center is set to begin Monday. This work will bring a temporary closure of the 4th & Virginia Street intersection through June 30 and the permanent closure of the Convention Center lot.
Several parking ramps, surface lots, and on street parking will provide downtown motorists more than 900 parking stalls to choose from within three blocks of the Convention Center. Visitors to the Convention Center, Promenade, and Historic 4th Street District area can find the following parking options within a short walk:
- Street parking along 4th Street to the south of the Convention Center (Free)
- Surface parking lot west of the United Center (Free)
- Diagonal street parking on 3rd Street (Free)
- Discovery and Heritage parking ramps (First Hour Free & Free Parking on Weekends)
- Metered on street parking on Court, Virginia, Jackson, Jones, Jennings, 3th, 4th & 5th Streets
All parking in downtown is free on weekends.
The downtown Convention Center hotel is one of four projects proposed as part of the Sioux City Reinvestment District. The Iowa Reinvestment District Program ("IRD") allows designated cities to create zones of up to 25 acres where future hotel/motel and sales tax revenue can be used to assist with new development in that area. The Sioux City Reinvestment District is an opportunity to transform downtown with a new Convention Center hotel, renovation of historic warehouse buildings to market rate residential and commercial use with Virginia Square, renovation of the historic Warrior and Davidson buildings, and the development of a new Expo Center.
Kinseth Hospitality Company, Inc. will begin construction of the 151 room, five-story Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in late June with an expected opening in summer 2019.