SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls has opted to move forward with a $50 million construction project despite critics questioning the partnership with a developer connected to a 2016 building collapse.
The Argus Leader reports that the City Council voted 5-3 on Tuesday to reject the repeal of its agreement with Legacy Developments to build a hotel, commercial space and parking garage downtown.
The move followed emotional testimony from the father of a woman injured in the building collapse, which also killed one person and left another trapped in rubble for hours.
Mayor Mike Huether’s administration says a private guarantor on the agreement who’s at the center of the controversy won’t be associated with the project.
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City Council member Pat Starr says the city could make another repeal attempt should more information surface before project bonds are sold this spring.
Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com