Leeds/Floyd Boulevard Corridor Study

Academic Year 
2014-2015
College/Department 
School of Urban & Regional Planning
Project Partner 

This project focused on the Leeds Neighborhood, located in northeast Sioux City. The commercial corridor within this neighborhood serves as the northeast entryway into Sioux City. The corridor contains a mixture of small retail stores, restaurants, and service establishments that serve the local neighborhood. As new national brand commercial developments continue to develop to the south of Leeds neighborhood, the future character of its commercial corridor has been called into question. Students from the Urban & Regional Planning Dept. completed a plan to help the corridor maintain its vitality, provide neighborhood stability, and act as a welcoming entranceway into the city. The students researched comparable corridor and street plans and sought input from stakeholders and residents of the neighborhood to develop land use recommendations for a 1.3 mile stretch of Floyd Boulevard that emphasize streetscaping and active transportation.