Parks & Recreation

Mud Lake Study

There are a diversity of decisions before the City related to Mud Lake which lies along the St. Louis River Corridor, and therefore, the City is convening a multi-commission informational workshop for Commissioners, Councilors, and interested members of the public to provide information about Mud Lake. The workshop will be held May 30, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the DECC – Lake Superior Ballroom. The handouts, reports and/or links to reports associated with the workshop are provided here according to the following topical areas:

Natural Resource Preservation

Figure 1A_Causeway Retained in Current State for Rail Use

Figure 2A_Trail on Mainland and Causeway Retained for Rail Use With Southern Opening and New Northern Opening

Figure 3A Causeway Retained for Trail Use With Southern and New Norn Opening

Figure 4A Causeway Eliminated, Trail on Mainland

Figure 5A Habitat Ranking Diagram

May 1, 2019 Mud Lake Final Causeway Alternatives Report

Predicting Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Cover and Occurrence in a Lake Superior Estuary  

Public Recreational Access

Mud Lake Ecosystem Services Analysis TechMemo Final

Mud Lake Community Values TechMemo

Mud Lake Futures Analysis: Ecosystem Services and Community Values Presentation

Economic Development

Figure 1D Alternative Concepts - Cost Summary

LSMR Infographic

The Economic Impact of the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad On the City of Duluth, December 2018

Cultural Resource Preservation

1 Heritage Preservation Commission Nomination Form

2 Heritage Preservation Commission Nomination Bibliography

3 Heritage Preservation Commission Deed

4 Appendix B

5 Part 1 Appendix C

6 Part 2 Appendix C

Mud Lake Workshop Q & A - May 30th, 2019

Tentative Timeline for the Western Waterfront Trail Mini Master Plan:

Planning Commission: Action Requested on the Local Historic Designation, LSMR – June 11, 2019
City Council: Consideration for the Local Historic Designation, LSMR – July 8, 2019
Planning Commission: Spirit Lake Environmental Assessment Worksheet – Determination of Readiness for Distribution – July 9, 2019
Parks and Recreation Commission: Informational Presentation on alternatives for the Western Waterfront Trail route – July 10, 2019
Planning Commission: Spirit Lake Environmental Assessment Worksheet – Public Hearing and potential adoption of Record of Decision - September 10, 2019
Parks and Recreation Commission: Final Draft Presentation on the Western Waterfront Mini Master Plan – September 11, 2019
Parks and Recreation Commission: Action Requested on the Western Waterfront Mini Master Plan – October 9, 2019
City Council: Review and Action Requested for the Final Western Waterfront Mini Master Plan - October 2019
EAW Availability: https://duluthmn.gov/planning-development/environmental/environmental-assessment-worksheets/; City Hall Room 160; all public libraries.
Kyle Deming is the assigned staff to the Spirit Lake EAW, planning@duluthmn.gov or 730-5580.
The timeline is subject to change.