This is a paid piece from the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance.

Simplified: New developments in Brandon will bring lots of housing units, space for new business and new park features. Meanwhile, the city is also prioritizing maintaining its existing neighborhoods.

Why it matters

  • Brandon saw a decline in building permits in 2023 after high numbers the years prior – a trajectory very similar to what happened in Sioux Falls post-pandemic.
  • Even in the first quarter, Brandon is already well on track to beat last year's numbers. The city saw 13 building permits for homes through March of this year, and in all of 2023 the total was 20.
  • Additionally, Brandon is seeing new businesses coming to town, park improvements and is increasing focus on making sure core neighborhoods don't get forgotten along the way.
"With growth you have to also add the infrastructure ... we like to focus on what we already have and work to rehabilitate the core of our city as well," Andrews said.

Tell me more about what's going on in Brandon

In addition to new housing projects, Brandon is also seeing more businesses, park and infrastructure updates.

Park improvements include:

  • New playground equipment in Aspen Park – along with an ambitious master plan for the future.
  • A new hockey facility,
  • Improvements to baseball facilities as Brandon prepares to host the 2025 State Amateur Baseball Tournament.

New and soon-to-come businesses include:

  • 9999 Boba near the high school,
  • Scooters Coffee and Dollar General at Holly Crossing,
  • Heartland Appliance and Repair near the interstate.

Infrastructure updates in the works include:

  • A diverging diamond intersection at Exit 406 on Interstate 90,
  • An east-side sewer line and a new forced main extending to Sioux Falls,
  • Improvements to the city's core neighborhoods including adding sidewalks, taking down ash trees and updating infrastructure.
"Brandon is a great example of what manageable growth can look like, while still making sure longtime residents and homeowners have the resources they need," said Tyler Tordsen, president and CEO of the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance.