Community Planning

Irving Fairmount Brownfields Revitalization Plan

The Irving Fairmount Brownfields Revitalization Plan (previously named the Western Port Area Neighborhood Plan) is an area wide planning effort focusing on Fairmount and Irving in western Duluth, (View the Map). These neighborhoods have many amenities that include residential, commercial, parks, trails and access to St. Louis River. The area also has unique opportunities for better connection to Spirit Valley commercial nodes, increased walkability, and redevelopment of post-industrial sites, and infrastructure improvements. Through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, the area will undergo an area wide planning process that works with the neighborhood to identify strategies for redevelopment and improvement.



Concept Boards for Review 

 At the Stakeholder Meeting held on March 16, 2017 the city and consultant team presented a number of concepts related to the planning process. Attendees were then encouraged to ask questions and share feedback.

 Transportation Concept Boards

 Transportation Improvement Overview Concept

 Waseca Industrial Road Concept

 Grand Avenue Concept

 Grand Avenue Detail Concept

 Other Street Improvement Concepts

 Land Use/Neighborhood Concept Boards

 Design Concept A

 Design Concept B

 Market and Economic Analysis


Public Involvement

 It is important that we hear from all stakeholders in these areas including; residents, business owners, local employees, and other stakeholders. The Community Engagement Plan shows various places where input will be sought throughout the process.

 The first community meeting was held on September 28th at Raleigh Edison Charter School. Attendees learned about the process and provided input and concerns related to the neighborhood. View the Meeting Notice. Another community meeting will be scheduled for Summer 2017.



 As part of this planning effort, three analysis reports were completed:

The city and process consultant met with stakeholders in the neighborhood in June, 2016 to introduce the planning process. Those interested can view the Plan Overview Presentation and the Introduction to Brownfields Presentation.

 Stakeholder Vision Statement Summary 6-22-16

 In 2010, the Irving Sustainable Neighborhood Action Plan was completed in cooperation with the city of Duluth and the residents of the Irving neighborhood. The plan identified a number of recommendations and set the foundation for revitalizing Irving. View the 2010 Irving Plan


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 Adam Fulton



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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
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