SC Council to Consider Changes to Riverside Blvd, Warrier Hotel to Open This Summer

Jan 6, 2020

Warrior Hotel, Downtown Sioux City, courtesy Marriot Hotels, Autograph Collection Edit | Remove

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The Sioux City Council will be asked today to approve a pre-construction agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation for the reconfiguration of Iowa 12/Riverside Boulevard to a three-lane roadway, according to the Sioux City Journal.

The project would reconfigure Iowa 12/Riverside Boulevard from four lanes to three on Iowa 12 from War Eagle Drive to Military Road.  

Riverside Boulevard would be re-striped with one lane in each direction and a continuous center turn lane. Both through lanes would be 12 feet wide, along with a 14-foot-wide center turn lane and 5-foot shoulders on both sides. 

Developers leading the restoration of a long-empty, historic hotel in downtown Sioux City say it’s on track to reopen this summer.

The Warrior Hotel was built in 1930 and closed in 1976. Restoration St. Louis is renovating the hotel and the adjacent Davidson Building into a nearly-150 room Marriott Hotel with 22 luxury apartments. Restoration’s Alex Cherubin tells Radio Iowa the pace of the project is really picking up.

The Iowa Legislature begins work next Monday, January 13th. 

Leaders from both political parties say they believe this session will include a discussion of state tax policies encompassing income, sales, property, and business taxes.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will try to lower taxes for homeowners, farmers and military retirees this year while setting aside money to help the state recover from the historic 2019 floods. Ricketts and lawmakers will have more revenue at their disposal this year, thanks to higher-than-expected tax collections over the last several months.  Nebraska lawmakers go to work this Wednesday.