'Metli Plaza' added to Arc of Dreams project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - An announcement was made at the Washington Pavilion Thursday afternoon about an addition to the planned Arc of Dreams in downtown Sioux Falls.

In addition to the sculpture set to soar over the Big Sioux River, there will be a garden area on the west side of the project that will be named Metli Plaza in honor of longtime city planner Steve Metli, who passed away earlier this year.

KSFY had a chance to speak with Metli's older brother after the announcement.

"I knew Steve was well loved and appreciated in town, but the outpouring today really drove it home," Mike Metli said.

Plans for the Arc of Dreams continue moving forward with an unveiling set for summer of next year.