Spearfish Comprehensive Plan Update

City of Spearfish
Monday April 3, 2023
Location: Spearfish, SD

The City of Spearfish is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to update The Comprehensive Plan of the City of Spearfish, adopted July 15, 2013. The Consultant team will assist the City in creating a plan that will serve as the primary tool to guide informed decision making for future infrastructure, capital facilities, housing, transportation, economic, cultural, and land-use needs in a rapidly growing community. Responses are solicited in accordance with conditions and instructions set forth in this Request for Proposal (RFP). All proposals are due no later than 4:30 PM MST, April 3, 2023 at https://www.cityofspearfish.com/FormCenter/Planning-and-Zoning-17/City-of-Spearfish-Comprehensive-Plan-RFP-100

The City of Spearfish has a population of 12,358 residents making it the second largest city in western South Dakota. Located along the Interstate 90 corridor in the northern Black Hills, the city is just minutes from endless outdoor recreation opportunities, a diverse local food and shopping scene, and is less than an hour's drive to the state's second largest city, Rapid City.  

Spearfish is also home to Black Hills State University which serves as a regional economic leader. As of December 2022, BHSU had an enrollment of 3,425 students from across the country and globe. Students can choose from 56 bachelor's, 5 associate's, 8 master's degree programs, and 23 undergraduate certificates.  

Given the many amenities that Spearfish has to offer, it has become an increasingly popular place to call home. This is reflected by the 15 percent increase in population over the last 10 years. While growth is exciting, it also brings unique challenges for cities. It is important that the City take a look at the community as it sits today, understand how we got here, and ensure that the things that give Spearfish its special character are preserved as the area grows and changes. 

Posted February 27, 2023

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