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The city council will meet on January 23rd to discuss options for the former President's Plaza site.
The city council will meet on January 23rd to discuss options for the former President's Plaza site.
City of Rapid City
January 4, 2017

Rapid City Council Sets Date for President's Plaza 2.0 Meeting

A new project taking the place of the President's Plaza plan is one possibility that the Rapid City Council will discuss in a special January 23 meeting. City Attorney Joel Landeen had previously outlined five possibilities for the downtown lot: leave as is, build a parking ramp, sell the lot, request proposals for a new project (opening the process up to out-of-state developers), and requesting a specific business or developer to partner with the city to develop the lot.

Mayor Steve Allender had announced his preference for finding a new project, as reported in the Rapid City Journal. He has been receiving at least one call a week by interested developers. However, some council members have other ideas. Alderman Steve Laurenti wants to sell the lot, while Alderman Jason Salamun suggested a hybrid model where the city builds a parking ramp and sells the lot. 

Past stories and items related to President's Plaza can be found at the Black Hills Knowledge Network's online news archive.

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