City of Yankton offices including City Hall are closed to the public; however, staff is available to assist residents by phone, email, or through online services.  Regular garbage and recycling collection are not impacted.  Police, fire and other emergency services continue to operate as normal, with only minor safety precautions affecting their day to day operations.  The Yankton Community Library and the Summit Activity Center are also closed.  The City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance temporarily closing on-site services at some businesses and limiting public gathering.  For a guide to closures and full text of the ordinance, visit

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Yankton Comprehensive Plan

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The City of Yankton Comprehensive Development Meridian BridgePlan has two fundamental purposes. First it provides an essential legal basis for land use regulation such as zoning and subdivision control. Secondly, a modern comprehensive plan presents a unified and compelling vision for the community, derived from the aspirations of its citizens. The Plan establishes the specific actions needed to fulfill that vision.

The ideas and goals included in the Plan are developed by the community through the planning process. The process is extremely important because the plan serves as a guide for Commissioners and administrators in the daily decision making process of running the city. The Plan is designed to look 20 years into the future of the community. However, timely updates that recognize changes in the community are a necessary part of the responsible implementation of the document.

Comprehensive Plan CoverThe Yankton Comprehensive Planning process began in 2002. A citizen committee (see attached member list) has provided city staff and a planning consultant with the input necessary to develop the attached draft of the Plan. The draft will continue through the formal adoption process as defined by South Dakota Codified Law during the next few months. A copy of the plan is available for review on-line at, the Yankton Public Library and at the Community and Economic Development Office in City Hall.

The Yankton Plan was officially adopted by the City Commission on November 10, 2003.





Table of Contents

Cover & Table of Contents (.5 Mb)
Introduction (.2 Mb)
Chapter One: A Profile of Yankton and Chapter Two: Growth and Land Use (.6 Mb)
Chapter Three: Mobility For All and Chapter Four: A Recreation Lifestyle (.8 Mb)
Chapter Five: Public Services and Chapter Six: Housing Yankton (.5 Mb)
Chapter Seven: The Visual City and Chapter Eight: A Center on the River (.5 Mb)
Chapter Nine: Plan Implementation, Appendix A: Yankton Community Survey and Appendix B: Planning Coordinating Committee Focus Groups (.4 Mb)

Maps & Illustrations

Existing Land Use (.3 Mb)
Land Use Development Concept (.6 Mb)
Development Policy Zones (.8 Mb)
Future Land Use (.6 Mb)
ET Transportation (.1 Mb)
Transportation Network (.3 Mb)
Park Service Area Map (.2 Mb)

Parks & Public Facilities Map (.4 Mb)
Downtown Concept Plan (1.6 Mb)

Staff Contact

Dave Mingo, Community and Economic Development Director 
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5251 


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