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Rapid growth in NW Sioux Falls means more development to come

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More than 160,000 of us call Sioux Falls home and with some significant growth, more than 25,000 people now reside on the area's northwest side.

Now the question is: what's ahead for northwest Sioux Falls?

It's a growing part of Sioux Falls and it's only getting bigger. Sioux Falls mom Stephanie Lowther says she couldn't be happier as a neighbor on the northwest side.

"We're right by the park and it was a great start to my family," Stephanie Lowther said.

Since moving into her home two years ago, she said it's been the perfect balance of what her family needs.

"It's important, I lived on 41st street for about a year, didn't enjoy it at all. I enjoyed moving up here to the quietness, living by a park is awesome to enjoy our summer days," Lowther said.

Sioux Falls City Council member Dean Karsky is amazed by the rapid growth. He said the infrastructure is here, housing is here and now it's time for more.

"This is a booming area, the northwest area. I don't think any other part of town has seen this growth. or with what the future holds, the growth that's going to be coming," Dean Karsky said. "People chose to live where they want and for whatever reason, this has been, it hasn't been pushed, it's been growing and rapidly."

For Lowther, what's missing now is a grocery store, small convenient stores, churches and an elementary school for 10 month-old Carter to attend one day.

"When we need Tylenol, bottles, it'd be nice to have all of that right at our fingertips instead of driving all the way into town for a hamburger. We don't have that convenience so it's a longer trip for us," Lowther said.

Karsky said the northwest side can look forward to a new fire station, smaller retail stores and strip malls as well as a gas station. In the next five or ten years, he's confident that the area will be near fully developed.

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