Planning Commission

The Planning Commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council. The Commission creates and adopts a master plan for the physical development of the municipality, and considers and makes recommendations on land use and zoning matters.

The currently adopted comprehensive plan for Sioux Falls is Shape Sioux Falls 2040. Shape Sioux Falls 2040 was updated in 2016 after a year and half process of open house and public hearings.

Number of Members

9

Special Qualifications

Knowledge or experience to act in matters pertaining to the development administration of a city plan, and who shall not hold any elective office in the city government.

Residency/Registered Voter Requirement

Must be a resident and registered voter of Sioux Falls.

Summary of Duties

Create and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the municipality, and consider and make recommendations on land use and zoning matters.

Liaisons:

Jason Bieber 
Senior Planner
Planning and Development Services 
City Center 
231 North Dakota Avenue 
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 
605-367-8671 
jason.bieber@siouxfalls.gov

Kristen Benidt
Urban Planner
Planning and Development Services
City Center
231 North Dakota Avenue
P.O. Box 7402
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-367-8692
kristen.benidt@siouxfalls.gov

Membership

Members of the Sioux Falls Planning Commission

Nine members (including one chair person) are appointed by the Mayor to serve five year terms.

  • John Paulson - Term Expires - May 2026*
  • (Chair) Bradyn Neises - Term Expires - May 2026
  • Dana Fisher - Term Expires - May 2026
  • Erica Mullaly - Term Expires - June 2028
  • Eric Nyberg - Term Expires - July 2029*
  • (Vice-Chair) Aaron Norman - Term Expires - July 2029*
  • Dave Van Nieuwenhuyzen - Term Expires -May 2029
  • Janet Kittams - Term Expires - April 2025
  • Mike Gray - Term Expires - August 2028

 * Second Term

Duties

Duties of the Sioux Falls Planning Commission

The City of Sioux Falls Planning Commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council. It shall be the function and duty of the Planning Commission to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the municipality. It is the responsibility of the Planning Commission to consider and make recommendations on land use and zoning matters.

Commission By-laws

Application Items Received on Recent Filing Date

Application Items Received to Date

The applications received by the filing deadline, are listed within this section. Applications need to be submitted to Planning and Development Services Department by the first Monday of the month, in order to proceed forward to the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting. 

Not all applications will be heard at the next Planning Commission meeting. Applicants may defer or withdrawal their application. Questions? Contact Planning at 605-367-8888.

Agency Site Plan Review for May 2024 Planning Commission Agenda

Sioux Falls Subdivision Ordinance: Chapter 157

Sioux Falls Zoning Ordinance Chapter 160