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Native American group wants to rebuild community center next to Lakota Homes

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One Native American organization is upset with the city over a community center.
 
Tad Montgomery, chairman of Sioux Addition, says the Native American organization owns 14 lots next to Lakota Homes.

It's on one of those lots Montgomery says his organization wants to build a community center. A center sat on the property for years; it's being demolished and Sioux Addition would like to build a new one. Montgomery says the Rapid City Planning Commission says he isn't allowed to build something that isn't residential. 

Montgomery says he isn't sure why he can't build what he wants since it's trust land. He adds that big cities have places for Native Americans to go, and he would like to offer that to the community in Rapid City. 

Fletcher Lacock, Rapid City Planning Commission, says he's met with Montgomery and is waiting on an application.

According to Lacock, once Sioux Addition files an application, there will be public review, the city will notify neighbors, and then either issue a conditional use permit for the community center or not.

 

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