May 27, 2022

SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization & Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP)

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) are in the process of developing the DRAFT FY 2023 – 2026 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) with approval scheduled for June 23, 2022, for the SRTPA and July 7, 2022, for the SIMPCO MPO.

The SIMPCO MPO area includes Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff in Iowa; Dakota City and South Sioux City in Nebraska; and Dakota Dunes, North Sioux City and Jefferson, South Dakota. It also includes portions of Woodbury and Plymouth County, Iowa; Dakota County, Nebraska; and Union County, South Dakota.

The SRTPA area includes:  the rural portions of Woodbury, Plymouth, Cherokee, Ida and Monona counties in Iowa.

The TIP is a four-year listing of transportation projects which are to be funded using State and Federal transportation dollars; this includes interstate, highway and street improvements as well as trails and transit improvements.  The Draft FY 2023 – 2026 TIPs for both the SIMPCO MPO and the SRTPA are now available for public comment.  The documents can be viewed at SIMPCO (1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA). In addition, the MPO TIP will be available for viewing at the following city halls and county courthouses: City of Sioux City, City of Sergeant Bluff, City of Dakota City, City of South Sioux City, City of North Sioux City, Dakota Dunes, Plymouth County, Union County, Woodbury County and Dakota County.  The SRTPA TIP will be available for viewing at the following city halls and county courthouses: City of Le Mars, City of Cherokee, Woodbury County, Plymouth County, Ida County, Cherokee County and Monona County.

The documents can also be viewed on the SIMPCO website at:

SIMPCO MPO:  https://simpco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SIMPCO-MPO-TIP-23-26-DRAFT.pdf

SRTPA: https://simpco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/RPA-4-_FY23-26_-TIP-Draft.pdf

SIMPCO staff will be holding a Public Input Meeting as an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the Draft FY 2023 – 2026 TIPs on June 14, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at SIMPCO (1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA) AND via video/telephone conference. To participate electronically, please call SIMPCO at 712-279-6286 for Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode or email simpco@simpco.org.

Please submit all comments on the Draft FY 2023 – 2026 TIPs to Michelle Bostinelos, Executive Director, SIMPCO: (712) 279-6286 or by email to mbostinelos@simpco.org  by June 22, 2022.

SIMPCO Public Input Meetings are open to all individuals. Any person with a special need requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in a public input meeting should contact the SIMPCO office at (712)-279-6286 at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.

SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Amendment

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is in the process of amending the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan with approval scheduled for July 7, 2022. The Long-Range Transportation Plan is a guiding document of information on existing transportation related systems and to project future needs based on locally derived goals, and objectives to support growth in the region. The amendment includes:

1. West 29th Street (Old Highway 20) reconstruction from Daniels Lane in South Sioux City, Nebraska to Highway 20 in Dakota County, Nebraska needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $11,534,590 with $9,227,672 Federal participation.

The proposed amendment is now available for public comment. The 2045 LRTP amendment can be viewed at SIMPCO or on the SIMPCO website: https://simpco.org/divisions/transportation-planning/long-range-transportation-plans-lrtp/

On request, SIMPCO can provide a hard copy of the document, or it may be viewed at the SIMPCO office: 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA

SIMPCO staff will be holding a Public Input Meeting as an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the proposed 2045 LRTP amendment on June 14, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at SIMPCO (1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA) AND via video/telephone conference. To participate electronically, please call SIMPCO at 712-279-6286 for Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode or email simpco@simpco.org.

Please submit all comments on the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan amendment to Michelle Bostinelos, Executive Director, SIMPCO: (712) 279-6286 or by email at mbostinelos@simpco.org. The public comment period ends on July 1, 2022.

SIMPCO MPO Public Input meetings are open to all individuals. Any person with special needs requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in a Public Input meeting should contact the SIMPCO office at 712-279-6286 at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.

 

 

December 3, 2021

Dakota County Housing Study Survey

This study will identify concerns and guide solutions to the challenges in the housing market of Dakota County. The final product will assist municipalities and other housing stakeholders in answering key questions related to housing. A better understanding of the housing market and conditions will allow for the best planning processes for current and future housing needs. Housing that meets the needs of a community for all citizens is vital to a community’s ability to grow business and attract families to live and work.

Please take the survey by scanning the QR code or by visiting Dakota County Housing Study Survey (google.com)