Posted on: January 17, 2017

Family Crisis Centers Site Option Approved by Council


The Sioux Center City Council approved an option agreement for Family Crisis Centers to purchase land for a new facility near the Sioux Center Health campus.


Family Crisis Centers is applying for a federal Community Development Block Grant for this project, and the organization must have an option agreement to purchase land to complete its application, explained City Manager Scott Wynja. 


The proposed facility would be located just south and east of the Sioux Center Water Treatment Plant and Faith Christian Reformed Church in what is known as the Meadow Creek Addition area.


“The FCC project will create an economic impact to not only Sioux Center but the entire region. With approximately 55-65 jobs being retained or created in the facility, the City of Sioux Center has been working with FCC to finalize their proposed site plan and consider an option agreement,” Wynja said.


Wynja said the city anticipates the Family Crisis Centers may purchase around 3 acres from the city. The price is set at $75,000 per acre.


Several months ago, the Family Crisis Centers executive director, Shari Kastein, asked the council for guidance in selecting a location for a new $8.5 million center.


Family Crisis Centers, of Sioux Center, offers services to people victimized by domestic violence and human trafficking in the 17-county area and survivors of homicide in 29 Iowa counties. It also hosts the statewide Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline. 

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