SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Another green ribbon was cut in Sioux City tradition Thursday.
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst was in Siouxland Thursday to applaud the opening of a new affordable housing project.
The old Everett Elementary School transformation is now complete, adding 20 new affordable housing apartment units to Sioux City.
Senator Ernst said this project plays an important role in supporting Sioux City’s growing population and economy.
“If we could just replicate this project all over the state of Iowa my heart would be doing flip flops because it really is such a great project, a great development with really beautiful, beautiful spaces for well deserving families,” Ernst said.
Ernst applauded both the city and the developer for working together to convert the historic 1888 building into quality, modern apartments currently high demand.
“We really do care about Sioux City,” Arch Icon Developer Darin Smith said. “Sioux City has been an amazing community to work with they are very open to the developers that want come in and improve the community and we get to provide affordable housing for families in nice neighborhoods like this that need it.”
Community leaders say affordable housing projects like this help recruit more workers to the city and the state.