SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – A much talked about and continuously changing construction project in Sioux City can finally begin. City council Monday awarding a nearly $15 million dollar contract to L & L Builders for the construction of the Siouxland Expo Center.
City Council first talked about the expo center back in 2013. Original plans called for the center to be built in Moville. The current facility started to take shape in 2017. Several financing and design concerns forced developers to rework the project.
After Monday’s approval, the building will be put out for bid with work expected to be complete one year after construction begins.
“It goes through a lot of transitions. It’s evolved, it’s grown, it’s shrunk, it had a lot of input from a lot of different people and different interests. But I think we’ve come to a consensus now and I think we’ve come to an excellent design that’s going to be very utilitarian, useful.” says Dirk Lohry, President of the Siouxland Expo Center
The expo will become home to ag-related shows and exhibitions, rodeo and other livestock-related events as well as several sporting events.