Sioux Falls Reaches $1 Billion In Annual Construction

It’s official: Sioux Falls has filed more than $1 billion in building permits during 2021. These permits include all new commercial and residential buildings, as well as additions, repairs, remodels, and renovations to existing buildings.

The project that pushed the year-end total over this milestone is the planned renovation at the Minnehaha County Administration Building at 415 North Dakota Avenue. The current permit valuation for the year is $1,001,648,015.79.

"Along with the contractors and developers, our staff have all been pushed to keep up with the amazing pace of construction this year,” Jeff Eckhoff, director of Planning and Development Services, said. “I’d like to thank the community for their patience and recognize our plans examiners, permit technicians, planning and zoning staff, inspectors, and our colleagues in public works, fire, and health, for the role they play to keep development moving while insuring the safety of our homes and businesses.

A few more statistics about 2021’s record-breaking year:

  • • By reaching this milestone, construction in Sioux Falls has already eclipsed last year’s year-end record ($919.6 million).
  • • At $1 billion, this year’s building valuation is over 40 percent ahead of the 3-year average for this point in the year.

Additional building permit data will be available in January’s year-end permit statistics report on

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