- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Sioux City plans to partner with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a project that would bring parking and commercial space to an area of downtown.

The Sioux City Journal reports the proposed $11 million development would fill an empty 1.2-acre lot that sits just south of the casino. The city purchased the land in 2015 for additional parking for Tyson Events Center functions.

City officials say the project will help meet growing needs at the casino and the city’s Historic Pearl Street District, as well as replace some of the parking spaces lost at the Tyson as part of the Interstate 29 reconstruction project.

City economic development director Marty Dougherty says he expects to bring the issue before the City Council in the next 30 to 60 days.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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