Sioux City (2014-2016)

SIMPCO & Sioux City
County 
Woodbury

Located in northwest Iowa near the scenic Loess Hill, Sioux City is a part of the larger tri-state metropolitan area that encompasses Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. With over 82,000 residents, Sioux City's focus is on creating a viable, sustainable downtown economy and a multifaceted transportation network to enhance the city's land development, tourism, community pride, and resident engagement. The partnership is led by Michelle Bostinelos, Transportation Planning Director of the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitian Planning Organization, and Charlie Cowell, Planner at the City of Sioux City.

Partnership Profile Image: United Convention, City of Sioux City

Sioux City (2014-2016) Projects

2015-2016

Bike and Pedestrian Marketing Plan

Overview SIMPCO, Siouxland District Health Department and the City of Sioux City are actively expanding bike and pedestrian transportation opportunities in the Siouxland area. As numbers of bikers, bike lanes, and pedestrians increase, so too does...

Branding SIMPCO

Overview The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) is a council of governments that serves the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota by promoting several regional priorities, including regional community and...

Farmers' Market Mapping

Overview Twice a week from May through October, the Sioux City Farmers’ Market brings together residents, visitors, producers, bakers, and artists and gives them the opportunity to exchange goods, forge relationships, and both support and grow the...

Greenspace Plan

Overview Street trees, parks, and other green spaces in urban areas promote many social and environmental benefits, including enhanced walkability, improved stormwater management, enhanced habitat for birds and other wildlife, and increase...

Radon Mapping

Overivew In collaboration with SIMPCO, the Siouxland District Health Department aims to decrease the number of homes in Sioux City with high radon levels, a strategy that could have the long-term benefit of decreasing the rate of lung cancer...

Rooftop Garden Design

The City of Sioux City and the Downtown Partners Livability Taskforce were seeking assistance with the identification, planning, and design of areas in downtown Sioux City where additional greenspace could be developed. In particular, a rooftop on a...

Rural Workforce Solutions

Overview Undergraduate students in the Entrepreneurial Management Institutes’ Business Consulting Course will partner with the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council to complete research on strategies for supporting the rural workforce...

Safe Routes to School

In September 2014, Siouxland District Health Department (SDHD) was awarded a 3 year grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) entitled Partnership to Improve Community Health (PICH). With the support of this grant, SDHD and the...

Salix Comprehensive Plan

Overview Small communities in Woodbury County are experiencing increased development pressure due to the growth of industry and urbanization. In particular, the last few years has seen CF Industries, a nitrogen fertilizer complex in unincorporated...

Tourism Communications

Overview The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Organization seek to contribute to the Siouxland area’s economic development by promoting the area as a destination for tourism. To do so, they seek research on the tourism assets of the area...

2014-2015

Sioux City

Active Transportation Plan - Blue Zones Project™

Sioux City was a recently-designated Blue Zones ProjectTM demonstration site, and had the goal of becoming a designated Blue Zones Community within the two years following the initial designation. The Blue Zones ProjectTM is a community well-being...
Allying and Practicing Social Justice

Allying and Practicing Social Justice

This project was focused on several programs within the Sioux City area that were seeking to improve their services for and communications with members of the population that are from traditionally disadvantaged and oppressed groups. Students from...

Floyd River Drainage Mitigation

The Leeds neighborhood within the city of Sioux City, IA has experienced many significant flood events, due to its proximity to the Floyd River. To alleviate the possibility of flooding, the US Army Corps of Engineers channelized the Floyd River and...

Floyd River Trail Improvements

In 2009, re-routing of Union Pacific train tracks blocked the Floyd River Trail connecting with other city trails located near the surrounding neighborhoods. As a result, Floyd River Trail users did not have safe access to the trail near the...

Leeds/Floyd Boulevard Corridor Study

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,...

Neighborhood Housing Study

Changing development patterns and housing preferences over time have resulted in a diverse housing stock in Sioux City, IA. On one hand, the City has maintained many of its historic homes and buildings in the urban core, lending a distinct...

Perry Creek Flood Control and Design

Widening, straightening, embankment work, conduit reconstruction, levees, drainage structures, public and private utilities relocation, bridges, street construction, and appurtenant flood control measures to protect persons and property in the Perry...

Southbridge Industrial Park Utility and Drainage Improvements

This project provided water utility improvements, future sanitary sewer projects, stormwater management, water quality, and flood protection in the Southbridge Industrial Park to support its growth and the attraction of new industries to the area...

Sustainability Marketing Plan

Three community organizations that promote sustainability in Sioux City partnered with students in the Marketing Institute to better coordinate their activities and messaging to the Sioux City public. These organizations were the Farmers' Market,...