Jacobson Plaza in Downtown Sioux Falls continues to take shape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(KELO)- Development was announced in 2021, after a large donation from local residents Garry and Dianne Jacobson made the idea possible.

Plans for the plaza, located along the Big Sioux River Greenway, included an ice skating ribbon and a handicap-accessible playground.

On Wednesday, the City announced that two more donors are stepping into the ring, looking to bring additional amenities to the area.

Don Kearny with the Sioux Falls Parks and Rec Department.

Kearny says that with these two donations, all of the ideas in the original master plan will now be constructed.

The donations are contingent upon the Sioux Falls City Council approving an additional $3 million for the project, which seems likely after hearing Mayor Paul TenHaken’s thoughts on the plan.

The total cost of Jacobson Plaza is now estimated to be around $16.5 million.

TenHaken says that half of that cost will be paid for by the City, while the other half is being paid for through donations.

The project is estimated to be complete by early 2025.