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Community Planning

Guiding Documents

Planning for a community requires clear vision.  These Guiding Documents express those long-range goals that the City is seeking to implement through a myriad of tools.

Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Land Use Plan was adopted in 2006 and is a policy document that describes the 20-year vision for the physical growth and development of the city.  It is the foundation upon which Duluth’s regulatory tools (zoning, subdivision, shoreland, floodplain, and other ordinances) and Duluth’s capital improvement program rest.  The Plan’s content, including  the principles, policies, future land use map, and strategies define how development, redevelopment, and preservation decisions are made.

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan is a five year planning document. It lays out the goals for the City of Duluth’s Community Development program. Based on a collaborative process involving community members and local organizations, the City establishes a unified vision for effective, coordinated neighborhood and community development strategies. The current Consolidated Plan outlines the community’s goals and objectives for 2015 through 2019.

Adam Fulton
Manager, Community Planning Division
City Hall, Room 208
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 730-5580


Keith Hamre
Director, Planning & Construction Services
(218) 730-5580


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M-F: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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