Sioux Falls, South Dakota – The home buyout program in the Rose/Lotta area, which began four years ago after severe flooding that resulted in people being rescued from their homes in boats, has been providing an update.
The program aims to remove properties that are likely to flood, thus avoiding the recurrent flooding of homes.
Since 2019, the City of Sioux Falls has purchased 17 properties in the area, and the program is now voluntary.
There are no firm plans for the area yet, but the Southeastern Development Foundation is looking at turning it into a Green Space.
Six homes purchased by the City have been moved by the Foundation, and they are willing to move more.
However, people who want to stay in the area can do so voluntarily.