SOUTH DAKOTA CERTIFIED READY SITES
South Dakota’s Certified Ready Site Program offers expanding business prequalified sites that are ready for development. A South Dakota Certified Ready Site mitigates the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about the site including price and availability, utilities, access, and environmental concerns. Sites must obtain recertification regularly to ensure accurate, reliable data.
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How To Apply For A Certified Ready Site
Eligible applicants may be political subdivisions of the state such as counties, cities, townships, planning districts, or business improvement districts, and developers. The GOED will respond on complete applications within 45 days of submission. Certified sites will need to re-certify every two years (five for technology parks).
There are five site classifications from which applicants may choose to apply. Multiple classifications may be applied for as is appropriate for the designated sites:
Heavy Industrial Sites are sites that are zoned for heavy industrial or the equivalent zoning designation and are generally characterized by a use that would be non-compatible with commercial or residential uses and has a significant impact on community infrastructure.
Light Industrial Sites are sites that are zoned for light industrial or the equivalent zoning designation and are generally characterized by a use that is non-compatible with commercial or residential areas and typically have less impact on a community’s infrastructure.
Business Services/Research and Development Sites include, but are not limited to, office, business services and support or research and development activities.
Mega Parks are heavy industrial sites in excess of 300 contiguous acres.