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New developer joins $50M Sioux Falls downtown project


January 14, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — In May of 2016, Jeff Lamont stood before what is arguably one of the most finicky local governments in the United States.

The Aberdeen native and 1998 Augustana College graduate was selling his vision for a Holiday Inn Express. His audience: The Boulder, Colorado, Planning Board.

For decades, Boulder's local government has exerted tight, rigorous control over what can be built, and where, and how it's going to look. Lamont ran a gauntlet of nitpicking, with Planning Board members one after another criticizing the Holiday Inn's design, which Lamont had called "a st...

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