Sioux City Council Moves Forward with Efforts to Redevelop the Badgerow Building

Dec 2, 2019

The Badgerow Building, downtown Sioux City

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The Sioux City Council will be asked today to approve a consulting services agreement related to the redevelopment of the historic Badgerow Building.

City staff is proposing that the city enter into a contract with Chicago-based Hunden Strategic Partners (HSP) to assist with the process of selecting a developer for the project. According to documents filed with the city, interest in the Badgerow Building from "a variety of developers" continues to grow.

The council approved a resolution in October for the city to purchase the historic building for $750,000 from Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust Company so that it can be used for the continued redevelopment of downtown. 

Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Roger Sailer as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 3B.  

Sailer, of Schleswig, Iowa, currently serves as the Crawford County Attorney. He previously served as an assistant county attorney in Crawford County and practiced law with the Mundt, Franck & Schumacher Law Firm in Denison, Iowa. 

He received his law degree from the Creighton University School of Law. 

Sailer fills the vacancy created by Governor Reynolds’s appointment of Judge Julie Schumacher to the Iowa Court of Appeals. Judicial Election District 3B includes Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, Sioux, and Woodbury counties.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will travel to Iowa to campaign for Sen. Kamala Harris as she tries to rebound amid a critical stretch in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Newsom will campaign in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Coralville on Dec. 14 and 15.