City of Rapid City community and housing development

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The numbers are in and 2019 was a big year for community development and building in Rapid City. Last year, the city issued close to 4,000 building permits which went up slightly from 2018.

Permits were issued for stores, housing developments, commercial projects and more.

 “There was $329 million of permitted construction valuation. There were quite a few things that contributed to that, but the civic center addition was probably the main contributor,” said building permit coordinator, Brad Solon.

Right at the end of the year, City Council approved an ordinance allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in residential districts.

The Community Development Department has put out the application and registration forms for both those with existing units and those looking to establish one of their own. You can expect to fill out a form, procedure sheet, and a checklist when registering

“It has to be occupied by a family designed by our regulations and one of the units, either the larger home or the ADU has to be occupied by the property owner,” said Division Manager, Vicki Fisher.

You can find the form at this link under Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU).

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