Replat of Old City Hall Site Approved
At this week’s meeting, Pierre City Commissioners approved a request to replat the old City Hall lot and adjacent properties into one parcel.
The move combines the old City Hall lot along Sioux Avenue with the former Pryntcom properties, Hughes County Health building, and the vacated portion of Chapelle Street. The large lot is bordered on the north by Sioux Ave., and on the south by Dakota Ave.; the alley east of Chapelle St. and Highland Ave. form its east and west borders.
The replat plan was requested by Chapelle Investments. The private development group affiliated with Hegg Companies is building an 81-unit hotel, 60-unit apartment building, and an office building at the site.
The replat allows Chapelle to establish an access plan for moving traffic on and off of Sioux Avenue and sets the stage for underground utility work to begin.
Construction work is expected to begin this summer and start with placement of electrical, water, wastewater and storm sewer infrastructure.
Redevelopment of the old City Hall lot and adjacent properties was announced in May 2022. Since then, the Pierre City Commission has taken action to move the project along. This includes, the sale of city-owned property to Chapelle Investments, vacating a portion of Chapelle Street to provide enough adjoining land for the planned development, and development of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District at the site.