Community Development



Ken Young

Main Office:

300 Sixth Street 
Rapid City, SD 57701 

Telephone: 605-394-4120 
Fax: 605-394-6636

Important Phone Numbers:

CDBG: 605-394-4181
Code Enforcement: 605-355-3465

Mission Statement:

Planning, developing and building a better community.



Provides a broad mix of development services including building inspections, residential and  non-residential growth analysis and projections, development review, transportation planning, air quality inspections, annexation studies, tax increment financing review and historic preservation assistance.


Building Services Division
Current Planning Division
Long Range Planning Division

Personnel - Full-Time Employees (FTEs):




Funding Sources:

General Fund:  79.92%
Enterprise Funds:  0%
Grants:  20.08%
Other Funding:  0%

What We Do:

Building Services Division

  • Plans examination and building code enforcement
  • Building permitting and inspections
  • Air Quality permitting
  • Staff support for Zoning Board of Adjustment, Building Code Board of Appeals and Air Quality Board

Current Planning

  • Plans examination and zoning ordinance enforcement
  • Review and processing of land use applications
  • Prepares zoning code ordinances and municipal code amendments
  • Staff support for the Planning  Commission 

Long Range Planning

  • Transportation Planning
  • Neighborhood Planning
  • Residential and non-residential growth analysis and projections
  • Land Use Plan Amendments
  • Annexations
  • Historic Preservation
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Staff support for the TIF District Project Review Committee, Historic Preservation Commission, Historic Sign Review Committee and Metropolitan Planning Organization and Committees

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