Liberty Plaza

110 Acre Mixed Use Project
in Box Elder, South Dakota

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Liberty Plaza is a 110 acre mixed use project in Box Elder, South Dakota featuring a $12.5 million physical training facility for airmen and national guard, 500 units of workforce housing, and 40 acres of opportunity zone employment centers.

Liberty Plaza will enhance quality of life for military personnel and their families, increase quality of life for City of Box Elder and surrounding areas, be a catalyst for economic development, revitalize the I-90 corridor, and establish a new downtown for City of Box Elder.

Liberty Center


Updated construction photos taken July 2022.

The South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority (SDEDA) broke ground for the new Liberty Center recreation facility on Friday, April 9, 2021.

The Liberty Center is a recreation facility that will be completed in October 2022, at a total cost of $12.6 million. It was designed by JLG Architects and construction services are being provided by Dean Kurtz Construction.

The 60,000-square-foot building will provide Ellsworth Air Force Base airmen and the Box Elder community with a recreation area suited for a variety of activities, including sports and military ceremonies. It will also serve as a crucial replacement for the Pride Hangar, which is currently utilized for physical fitness activities on base.

The Liberty Center is part of the larger Liberty Plaza being developed by Dream Design International, Inc. in Rapid City.

The development is planned to include housing, retail and office space. The development’s goal is to support the growing population of Ellsworth Air Force Base in preparation for the arrival of the B-21 Raider. Building Liberty Plaza will add needed infrastructure, establish a new downtown in the city of Box Elder and revitalize the I-90 corridor and improve the quality of life for community members, military personnel and their families.

Copyright 2021. Published by NewsCenter1 March 31, 2021.

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