• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • 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

Comprehensive Plan

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meridianbridgelookingeastThe City of Yankton Comprehensive Development Plan 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.

The 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 http://www.cityofyankton.org, 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.

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Dave Mingo, Community and Economic Development Director 
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176
(605) 668-5221
(605) 668-5265 FAX


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