2009 Neighborhood Workplan - Neighborhood Housing Services _NHS

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					East Hillside Revitalization Plan

EH Revitalization Plan Goals

Description

Details Support development that preserves neighborhood scale and livability, and that creates jobs: 1) Revise planning codes to encourage flexible development as it applies to the neighborhood (ex reduced parking, setback requirements) 2) Ensure value and protection of neighborhood-based commercial districts and existing residential areas, 3) Create supportive environment for mixed-use developments to create pedestrian friendly environments and retail job opportunities, 4) Positively 4th Street theme to promote new businesses on 4th Street from Burrito Union through 6th Ave East
1) Create a list of priorities for business district improvements, 2) Obtain zoning and ownership information to develop a list of available properties, 3) Identify neighborhood preferences and needs for new business activities by conducting neighborhood surveys, 4) Work with local economic development organizations to develop plans for adaptive reuse of properties and marketing strategies, 5) Support the efforts to secure CDBG and private financing for business activities

2009 Goals

In Charge

Partners (current/potential)
NE Entrep Fund, EHCC, City, At Home Storefront loans (NHS, LISC), D@W

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

Job Creation goals
Expand employment and Rebuild a commercial training opportunities, strategy/corridor design and particularly for lower income implement process residents and Facilitate business development and expansion that respects existing neighborhood character and provides needed goods and services 1.Participate NHS in Unified Codes process; 2 and 3 . Support implementatio n of formbased zoning (design in 2009) Participate LISC and in Code City designs and get HBA up and running

Identify feasible ways for adaptive reuse of vacant commercial properties to encourage opportunities for business formation

#2 - size, ownership, value, #3 - city survey or NEEF?

HBA & NHS

At Home Econ Dev Committee, CC (tree planting with EAG $s), NHS/LISC Storefront Loans, City, Campus Neighbors, NEEF

Sept.

LISC, NHS

ID and develop EH business districts as community gathering places by encouraging mixeduses that fit within the neighborhood character. Promote opportunities for new shops and restaurants at street level with housing above. Visually improve local business districts.

1) Support allocations of CDBG and other resources, 2) Support the creation of gathering places and physical improvements

Façade HBA, NHS improveFaçade ments on 4th Improvement St.

Complete Streets FitCity, MIC, Johnson Controls/ISD709, City; Chester Cr entryway

Dec

Lisc/NHS

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EH Revitalization Plan Goals

Description Work with education, business, public and nonprofit partners on a Hillside business incubator to support current business owners' growth and stability for future entrepreneurs wanting to start businesses in East Hillside.

Details 1) Conduct survey to ID potential incubator properties, 2) Conduct real estate feasibility study

2009 Goals In Charge Identify NHS vacant properties create commerical inventory

Partners (current/potential) NE Entrep Fund, Greenstone Alliance

2009 Timeline on the shelf

Funding

Completed

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EH Revitalization Plan Goals

Description Support the redevelopment of the Armory/Plaza District as an anchor to enhance the EH.

Details 1) Neighborhood support for development efforts of the Armory facility and surrounding areas Support the award of contracts to lower-income eligible contractors. 1) Approach key elected officials to set up meetings with residents and medical district leadership, 2) ID entry level positions w/in the medical community w/ opportunities for advancement, 3) Create job training and recruitment systems to recruit inexperienced low-income residents into entry level positions and support their advancement and success.

2009 Goals In Charge Establish Armory Arts & feasible Music Grp revitaliza-tion plan in 2009? City, HRA

Partners 2009 (current/potential) Timeline Charrette Stewardship Oct Grp, HRA, LISC, Plaza merchants, HBA, Duluth Preservation Alliance Duluth At Work, WiCC, NHS, Bldg Trades, NCLT/Common Ground EH CC, At Home, LISC, Duluth at Work, NHS

Funding HRA, AAMC

Completed

Maximize opportunities for employment of residents of color and women in all construction activities Establish ongoing dialogue with medical district institutions to create a Health Alliance with the neighborhood for workforce development opportunities, accommodate expansion opportunities, and to promote health care for EH residents.

Determine if East Hillside still a priority Community with CC Club members, survey residents to see what skills they have and need to obtain jobs; work on crime prev and other priorities from hospitals

Housing Goals
Increase home ownership in the EH neighborhood over the next five years by five units per year (and into future years) until the neighborhood achieves a home ownership rate of 50% by implementing the following strategies. Create and implement a program to convert single family/duplex rentals to home ownership working with local non-profits and the City. Perform at least one successful conversion in 2007 to demonstrate feasibility. If feasible, complete twenty more over the next four years. 1) Identify likely housing candidates through windshield surveys and neighbor identification, 2) Identify developer(s) and partner(s), 3) Develop financing and feasibility scenarios, 4) Purchase initial house and complete rehabilitation, 5) Sell initial house on the market Initial surveys in
Snap areas completed. NSP application funded to support Purchase-RehabResale. HRA implementing Campus reclamation program; goal - 2 properties

HRA

At Home Housing Committee, NCLT, Campus Neighborhood Stabilization

Sept.

3rd St multi-unit cluster explore for opportunity

Provide down payment assistance incentives to purchase homes to at least ten new home buyers annually utilizing existing and new programs

1) investigate and support efforts to create and deliver down payment support to local home buyers, 2) Perform outreach to existing renters to inform them of local resources available,

10 new homeburyers

NHS & CHUM

HRA, NCLT, AT Home Oct. Hsg, CAD, Emerging Markets Homeownership Task Force

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EH Revitalization Plan Goals

Description Expand housing/home ownership opportunities for families and people of color through home buyer education, outreach, as well as development and delivery of programs to assist emerging market populations.

Details 1) Inform neighborhood renter households in these target markets of homebuyer education and down payment assistance, 2) work with local religious institutions and Fannie Mae to develop new financing tools for these markets and reach out to potential home buyers, 3) Host home buyer education classes in EH (30, resulting in 10-15 buyers)

1) Establish neighborhood small grant program for exterior improvements, 2) Support continued participation and delivery on NHS rehab programs, including new preservation loan fund, existing CDBG and NR Revolving Loan funds, and Community Fix-up fund, Duluth HRA, NCLT rehab and home ownership, 3) Support new allocations of HARP, DOORS, and HOME funding for EH neighborhoods, 4) Explore new partnerships with city code enforcement to ensure regulatory actions for unimproved and deteriorating properties, 5) Implement community-based paint projects in EH (need partners/sponsors), 6) Host community meetings with City code officials to improve information exchange and accountability. Develop and implement strategy 1) Develop a list of for re-use of vacant/blighted vacant/blighted properties, 2) ID properties. Create at least five potential re-uses/feasibility, 3) home ownership units per year Develop sources and budgets as a result of this activity. for feasible properties, 4) Demolish properties past salvaging, 5) Prioritize projects creating home ownership opportunities for low and moderate income residents, 6) use vacant lots for gardens or pocket parks if unbuildable/no sewer hookup, etc.

Ensure availability of resources to improve and maintain existing housing properties in EH. At least five rehabilitations should occur each year w/ an emphasis on exterior improvements.

2009 Goals Fannie Mae unavailable as a partner. Organize one homebuyer education class in EH in 2009. Flyer neighborhood s to reach renters; assist 30 households At least five rehabilitations should occur each year w/ an emphasis on exterior improvements : 1.Small loan program exists for exterior improvements . Explore DEDA refunding HARP grant program. 2. Originate ___ rehab loans from various agencies in 09. Apply for DOORS funds in July 2009. f Provide list of Update list in blighted
2009. Identify best options for reuse. Include in NSP or Campus Neigh. Stabilization Implement both programs. 2 units in EH

In Charge NHS, CAD (FAIM)

Partners 2009 (current/potential) Timeline NCLT, WCDO, At Home Sept. Hsg Comm, Emerging Markets Task Force, HRA

Funding

Completed

NHS, CHUM

HRA, At Home Housing Sept. Committee, Comfort Systems, MP, AEOA, Banks, United Way, CSS

NHS & HRA

NCLT & At Home Housing Committee

1) List completed

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EH Revitalization Plan Goals

Description Support opportunities for redevelopment/rehabilitation of resident owned and occupied duplexes and triplexes including incentives for lower income residents

Details 1) Support allocation of CDBG funds to development efforts to reclaim under utilized duplexes and triplexes, 2) Support downpayment assistance and home buyer education targeted at encouraging purchase/rehab of duplexes and triplexes, 3) Support efforts to establish a Preservation Loan Fund to assist homeowners and landlords to rehabilitate residential structures including duplexes and triplexes. Support the award of contracts to Section 3 eligible contractors

2009 Goals In Charge NHS re: #1; HRA & City Preservation Loan fund established; Promote HRA rental rehab program; Complete 2-3 properties

Partners 2009 (current/potential) Timeline At Home Committee, Mn Nov. Hsg, NCLT, NHS, neighborhood walkers using prepared template from NHS

Funding

Completed

Maximize opportunities for employment of residents of color and women in all housing construction activities Preserve current efforts to provide affordable housing for families and single heads of households in EH

City; NHS advocate for

At Home Committee, WiCC, HRA, others from HIRE program WCDO, At Home Housing Committee

Smooth LISC conversion of WCDO properties to stable management Organize and package existing 1) In conjunction with Complete NHS undeveloped land in the EH Community Development, inventory. neighborhood for the inventory and package existing Defer any development of home ownership vacant parcels in EH for other opportunities. Over five years development. Focus initially on implementatio create at least 20 new home undeveloped land within the n until market ownership units. sewer buffer and appropriately improves in zoned, 2) Issue RFPs for these 2010. parcels to existing for profit and nonprofit developers for a variety of home ownership opportunities in the EH neighborhood, 3) Select successful respondents and incorporate funding gaps into AT Home Funding requests and CDBG priorities

Support efforts of non-profits to address housing needs of low income persons not served by the marketplace adequately

HRA, NCLT, At Home Hsg, City

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EH Revitalization Plan Goals Establishsupport and expand programs for youth, teenagers, family and neighbors to gather in safe places at appropriate times, Serve at least 150 households,

Description

Details

2009 Goals

In Charge

Partners (current/potential) Little Treasurers,United Way, CHUM, local churches, NHS, EHCC, City of Duluth; 6th Ave E, bike and walkability issues = FitCity, MIC, bike clubs, Johnson Controls, ISD709 , United Way, City, EHCC Marketing efforts include NHS neighborhood brochure, Fit City efforts

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

Community Development
after-school & The Grant summer Collaborative programs @ Grant Rec w/ YW, Vista Workers, theater

Create a neighborhood that's a healthy place to live, work, and play through the designation of the neighborhood as a Health District.

Facilitate process to get a vision of what a Health District is from neighborhood residents, businesses, At Home partners

Continue to support Grant School as a neighborhood resource

Work with local universities, colleges, and new residents to create activities that bring students, neighbors together for community improvement

Formalize Fit City partnership; create a resolution for City's designation for East Hillside In conjunction with school Grant School administration, promote the process school to the local school-age completed population, attend/support including site family functions, and promote layouts, joint activities in the neighborhood campus; 6th for school age children. Ave connectivity 1) Assist in the implementation trash cleanup, of six events per year plantings, consisting of neighborhood and Creek family gatherings or program to Cleanup; At implement landscaping of Home BB public places, community outreach gardening opportunities with local garden clubs, and potlucks, 2) Coordinate student community service projects with local colleges, secondary and public schools

NHS

ISD709/NHS

NHS, Johnson Controls, EH CC and CH CC; Grant School Community Collaborative, Kathy Bogen and Jay Newcomb, Public Works/traffic engineering

Campus Neighbors' 'potlucks'

CHUM re: Renters association, Landlord education, NHS; UMD, CSS, Keep America Beautiful campaign, SHIP health promotion projects (if funded), Friends of the Park

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EH Revitalization Plan Goals

Description Request to exceed the 15% limits of CDBG funds for job creation activities offered by community based development organizations; also community service activities Establish ongoing dialogue with medical district institutions to create a Health Alliance with the neighborhood

Details Begin discussions with regulators on the feasibility of increasing funds for job training activities

2009 Goals

In Charge EHCC

Partners (current/potential) City, NEEF, At Home, Duluth at Work

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed Duluth at Work piece completed

1) Approach key elected officials to set up meetings with residents and medical district leadership, 2) ID existing mtgs where neighborhood input could be inserted on expansion and development opportunities, 3) Explore hosting joint events to address community employment and health issues, 4) Convene potential health/medical partners in the broader working relationship to improve the health of the neighborhood and its residents, 5) Continue Hillside Homeownership incentive program (HIP) Block watch groups established, NNO events

Health Fair, Job Fair, Healthy Community, relationshipbuilding

EHCC

Fity City, NHS, CHUM, EHCC, CHCC, LISC, City-wide CSI activities

Crime Prevention

Establish a Citizen's Patrol to reduce crime in East Hillside, particularly burglaries,muggin gs; increase attendance at CSI mtgs

NHS

CSI, Duluth Police

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Central Hillside Revitalization Plan

CH Revitalization Plans Goals

Description

Details

2009 Goals

In charge

Partners

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

Economic Development
To have a neighborhood with businesses that are easily accessible and supply convenience, but also provide the opportunity for residents to invest in their local community - small retail, cafes, grocery. Offer incentives and funding through local and state agencies, including downpayment assistance and loan availability, with priority given to entrepreneurs from w/in the neighborhood 1) Support revitalized HBA, 2) use Charette, Comp Plan and 4th Street Plan as active, guiding documents 1) Grocery HBA & store NHS preserved; 2) work with City on form-based codes for flexibility in promoting CH to businesses, as well as pleasing 'look' about the business district 1) Consultant DSADDC hired by May w/ implementation before years end, 2) hold two events in CH, 3) determine use/availability of ISD709 bldgs Existing and new businesses, City, NE Entrepreneur Fund, Storefront loans, NHS, Zeppa,D@W , residents to patronize, At Home Econ Dev Comm NHS and other funders

Develop Arts and Cultural District

Create an action strategy

Increase the opportunities of low income residents by providing programs for job training and skill development.

1) Develop funded job training programs that will develop the skills of the residents. Place emphasis on training for businesses and services within or close to the Central Hillside neighborhood, 2) Establish partnerships with the neighborhood medical institutions for job training opportunities, 3) Approach key officials to set up meetings with residents and business contacts.

Note: do we know # of CH D at W is 25% people looking for jobs, what increase over 3 their skills are, what openings at yrs businesses exist or will in the future? What about employment from home? Who are the key officials? Any particular reason that residents are not applying directly with HR at hospitals and related businesses? Any success?

1) Duluth at Work, NE Entreprene ur Fund

SOAR, CHUM, APEX, LISC, City, NHS

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CH Revitalization Plans Goals To place qualified and trained individuals in employment. This will raise overall employment and lower the percentage of population living below the poverty level. To provide access to transportation from the neighborhood to various employment centers w/in the city. This will give residents a means of getting to and from work and will broaden the area in which they can pursue employment. Improve the storefronts of businesses in the area and encourage lower-level retail w/ upper-level residential units.

Description 1) Initiate placement programs or agreements with area businesses (ex. Hospitals or hotels), 2) Identify entry level positions within the community with opportunities for advancement 1) Work with the DTA to create subsidized bus passes for working residents and provide more bus routes to business/commercial districts, 2) Initiate car-sharing cooperatives, 3) Create a recycling program for used bicycles for residents

Details

2009 Goals

In charge

Partners NHS

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

D at W is 25% Duluth at increase over 3 Work yrs

Communit DTA, y Action ARDC/MIC, Duluth's United Way transportati on committee

CAD's Jump Start Duluth program

1) Continue storefront ? About amount of funding rehabilitation program w/ available in 2009? incentives (loans and grants) for business owners who comply, 2) Support mixed-use development projects that reflect the character of the neighborhood.

NHS

HBA

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Description

Details

2009 Goals

In charge

Partners

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

Housing Goals
Convert rental units into owner-occupied residences. Achieving a higher owneroccupied percentage will provide more stability in the neighborhood. 1) Identify potential properties for owner conversions. 2) Provide programs or incentives for down payment and loan assistance to encourage first time buyers to pursue home ownership 1) Increase availability of lowincome housing loans and payment assistance, 2) Increase housing rental vouchers, 3) Publicize the availability of incentive programs and homebuyer workshops. Longterm stake, investment in ownership, increased home ownership and longevity, less transient and less turnover; ex. restoration and sale: homeowner rehab loans, purchase rehab/resale, ISD709 properties Study data to ID potential conversions in CH HRA & NCLT NHS, Comfort Systems, MP, AEOA, Banks, NCLT

Expand home ownership by providing buyer education information and by making Central Hillside properties more affordable.

Improve the overall quality of housing by conducting necessary maintenance and renovation upgrades.

1) Ensure rental units are up to code by enforcing housing and license requirements, 2) Encourage renters and owners to maintain their homes by offering loans and other assistance programs directed at improving housing conditions, 3) establish a small grant program for exterior improvements, 4) develop volunteer programs that assist with seasonal clean-ups and haul-away projects, implement community-based paint programs, 5) Tenant's Remedies Act

1) conduct classes, publicize programs, 2) sell/rent affordable NHS condos,WiCC and NCLT properties Rental rehab, FAIM, Homebuyer education, downpayment and closing cost assistance, homeowner assistance

NHS, WiCC, CAD, HRA NCLT, At Home Housing Committee, realtors, lendors, NeigborWork s brochure 1) CHUM, Comfort City, 2) Systems, HRA & MP, AEOA, NHS #s, 3) Banks, CAD, DOORS, NCLT, Mn 4) NHS & Hsg, Hsg CC, 5) Access Ctr CHUM

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CH Revitalization Plans Description Goals Housing Goals continued: Develop new housing infill in 1) Create a list of vacant or abandoned lots vacant/blighted properties, 2) Demolish properties past salvaging, 3) Develop sources and budgets for feasible properties, 4) Offer assistance to home builders in the form of loans, grants, and tax credits, 5) Explore landbanking.

Details

2009 Goals

In charge

Partners

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

ID and then fix/demolish; hold owners responsible (enforcement by City and ordinance changes possibly)

Provide better living conditions and rental opportunities for the rental population.

1) Enforce fair housing laws and educate landlords on their responsibility to not discriminate, 2) Work with local housing organizations to provide better rental vouchers/assistance for livable rental space (not substandard), 3) Set up programs with organizations to create spaces for long term affordable housing for people at risk, 4) establish tenants assoc, 5) landlord trngs.

1) NHS 2) Hsg Access, City and Police Dept HRA, 3) TBD by At Home Hsg Comm, WiCC,4) TBD by At Home Hsg Comm, 5) explore w/ At Home Hsg Comm 1) CHUM NHS, NCLT & City, 2) ?, 3) CHUM, 4) CHUM, 5) CHUM & HRA

Community Development
Reuse of Nettleton School Begin discussions with 1) Nettleton community and 2) GrantNettleton to provide input to ISD709

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CH Revitalization Plans Goals Create an inviting and more livable environment that is characteristic of a close knit community. Increase public services to support a diverse community.

Description 1) Conduct a neighborhood survey to find out the service needs of the community, 2) Increase and support programs for the youth and elderly to ensure their needs are met, 3) Establish new location for community groups to meet, 4) Initiate a citizen leadership group that will arrange events at the Hillside Community Center, Washington Center, Nettleton School, Sacred Heart Music Center, Cascade Park and at area churches

Details

2009 Goals Focus on #2, esp youth 4) event planning (ex. Juneteenth, movies in park Also Marketing and outreach materials (ex brochure) purpose? Positive articles in print

In charge 2) NHS & CHUM w/ Communit y Club, 4) ?

Partners Foundations, United Way & 'Grantors Alliance', YM, YW, Woodland Hills, IDS709

2009 Timeline

Funding

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Details

2009 Goals

In charge

Partners

2009 Timeline

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Completed

Physical Infrastructure
Solve inadequate parking in 1) Work w/ SMDC to create Central Hillside shared parking facilities for their employees and residents, 2) Encourage owners of multi-unit buildings to increase the offstreet alleyway parking availability for their residents, 3) Designate and post off-street resident permit parking areas, 4) Promote the DTA Park and Ride Program for those working in downtown or in the medical district area. Reduce crime throughout Initiate neighborhood watch the neighborhood programs by organizing interested neighborhood residents and local law enforcement officers who are familiar with the neighborhood and the citizen watch group. Provide for better street and area lighting throughout the neighborhood. HBA East Hillside CC, SMDC, residents, NHS, City Zoning efforts

Conduct and encourage Reduce attendance at monthly city-wide burglaries and CSI meetings, encourage muggings summer block parties, expand block watch formation, track crime data, respond to hotspots (SARA) 2) determine if crimes are at night

NHS-CSI

CHUM, City police

1) Develop a lighting plan for blocks that need new street lights and submit to the City of Duluth, 2) Initiate a neighborhood block program that encourages neighbors to turn on their front and alley lights during evening hours to provide Eliminate tax forfeit lots and 1) Sell city-owned vacant lots to Process and forgiveness of other vacant/blighted areas adjacent property owners and taxes needs to be resolved to reduce loitering and other encourage other vacant lots to before moving forward crime-related behaviors be developed, 2) Transform available vacant areas into community parking lots or garden areas.

NHS-CSI

City, residents

Identify vacant and foreclosed properties in SNAP areas; work with city, county tax office, land owners and neighbors, to demolish and sell

City, NHS, St. Louis Cnty

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CH Revitalization Plans Goals Increase pedestrian and vehicular safety

Description 1) Post speed warnings and/or add stop signs in high pedestrian areas, 2) Create more visible crosswalks near Nettleton School and other major crossing areas, 3) Explore converting one-way traffic routes into two-way routes for better vehicular circulation and to slow down traffic.

Details 1) and 2) 6th Ave East, 7th Street,, 4th Street, 3) 2nd and 3rd Streets to 2-way, as well as 6th Avenue East below 3rd

2009 Goals

In charge Fit City?

Partners MIC/ARDC, ISD709, Johnson Controls, neighbors, FitCity, bike clubs, 3) City engineers

2009 Timeline

Funding

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Partners

2009 Timeline

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Physical Infrastructure continued:
Beautify the neighborhood with more green space. 1) Develop a volunteer garden committee for maintenance and seasonal clean-ups of overgrown and/or neglected areas throughout the neighborhood, 2) Coordinate school and community programs that create new green spaces, 3) Implement an adopt-a-garden program with neighbor volunteers Develop a list of priority areas and submit them to the City of Duluth, City Streets Program 3) Cascade 3) City Park, Community Club Park, and Sports Court cleanup NHS w/ 1) CC 2) ISD709, Johnson Controls, 3) CC, League of Women Voters, residents

Repair damaged streets, alleys, curb ramps, and driveways

NHS, City, CC

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Lincoln Park Revitalization Plan LP Revitalization Plan Goals
Description Details 2009 Goals In Charge Partners (current, potential) 2009 Timeline Funding Completed

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS Lincoln Park neighborhood has businesses that are easily accessible and supply convenience, but also provide the opportunity for residents to invest in their local community.
Expansions to existing and new businesses will provide more job opportunities to residents, offer fair wages, decrease area poverty and bring in more economic vitality to the neighborhood.
1) Econ Dev Comm, City, SOAR, CHUM, NYS, LISC, NEEF CREATE artists & Growing Neighborhood Businesses programs 2) LISC, Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, MN Power, HRA, banks, construction cos, existing business owners, City, DEED, (cont. below)DEDA, Conbi Northspan, and univ of MN Econ Dev 1)ID and educate interested Marketing and 1) Work with LPBG 1) NE Committee, LISC, residents re: how to start up Outreach needed to market, perform Entrepreneur a home-based businesses integrated into current intake services, 2) Fund, 2) LPBG, Duluth Area Chamber of and the benefits of working promotions as much as promote the 'At 3) LPBG Commerce, MN and living in the same possible Home' Storefront Power, HRA, banks, proximity, 2) Sell the Enhancement construction cos, storefront rehabilitation program resulting existing business product with incentives for in 1 or 2 new owners, City, 3C? _______________ business owners who comply. storefront loans Partner-LPBG for 3) Create connections & processed, 3) Add item 1 promote the development of new or expand

1) Offer incentives and funding through local and state agencies, including downpayment assistance and loan availability, with priority given to entrepreneurs from within the neighborhood.? 2) ID and grow spin-off businesses for job creation re: Heritage Sports Center/Clyde Park development

1) Duluth @ Work - 1) Duluth @ 25% asset increase Work & LPBG, w/in 3 yrs 2) At Home Implement Economic Dev Business Retention Committee, 2) and Expansion> LPBG

1) CDBG, LISC, 2) New Mkt Tax Credits, developer equity, Zeppa Foundation, etc.

Identify and create connections to support and increase the development of home-based businesses throughout the neighborhood. Improve the storefronts of existing businesses and encourage development of lower-level retail and upper-level residential units.

mixed-use properties that reflect the character of the neighborhood and use of new Unified Development Code (City) Needs development of concept and need by LPBG

current businesses to the district with a total square footage of at least 1,000 sq ft Determine efficacy LPBG and complete research in 2009, primarily foe BR and E Explore possible fit LPBG & NEEF of loan program with BID dev.in '09. Begin survey in late '09 or early '10 UMD School of Business, Northspan, APEX, Banks, DEDA LISC? Ext office?

Create a cooperative &/or association of similar business types for retention and/or expansion

1) Sell the benefits to businesses 2) Research and approach businesses to create more partners to implement RevitalizationPlan and identify gaps/needs, 3) work with UMD Extension Establish and/or promote a Contact area banks and federal agencies to create new grant &/or loan program loan and grant programs; for small businesses in 'sell' in LP area Lincoln Park

Primary use will be for working capital and expansions. Could be a micro-loan program.

Lake Superior Iniative

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Lincoln Park Revitalization Plan LP Revitalization Plan Goals Re-use empty buildings or underutilized properties to develop new business districts that will create more jobs within the community
Description Details 2009 Goals In Charge Partners 2009 (current, Timeline potential) Northspan, City of Duluth, Chamber, NHS Duluth, At Home Econ Dev Comm, ISD709 properties, DEDA (Garfield), APEX, DEED, private developers Funding Completed

Include analysis of prep of building, land sites

Improve transportation/accessibility w/in LP for jobs, retail and sports facilities

1) Investigate car-sharing, 2) Contact the City's Building Code Department to ensure accessibility requirements are being met, 3) Work with the DTA to create subsidized bus passes for working residents and to provide alternative bus routes, 4)Complete West Superior St Overlay, 5. Create 29th Ave Safe route corridor.

Review and update inventory of buildings and properties that are potential economic development opportunities; identify potential tenants/purchasers and implement. Complete initial incubator feasibility and imple. Infrastructure Committee established; advocate with the Duluth City Council, Mayor and other city officials; Build on West Middle School Development, Safe Routes to School, FitCity, and resurfacing of Superior St; complete research of new alternate bus routes and present concept plan to DTA

Advocate with Duluth City Council, Mayor and other city officials re: Concourse, Garfield Ave and Clyde Park

LPBG

Mohaupt, Stewarts, Heritage Sports Center

29th Avenue Safe LPBG's Route Corridor Infrastructure designed; new DTA Comm routes added. Create an comprehensive plan for transportation and infvrastructure within Lincoln Park district by end of '09

ARDC/MIC, City, Public Works, ISD709, DTA, FitCity, CAD, Chamber

Car-sharing not feasible at this time (ie HourCar), Jumpstart begun by CAD

HOUSING GOALS Increase home ownership opportunities by providing buyer education information and by providing down payment loan/assistance programs for individuals looking to purchase property as owner occupied.
1) Provide and increase programs for down payment and loan assistance to encourage buyers to pursue home ownership, 2) Publicize the availability of homebuyer workshops Marketing and Outreach; conduct campaign for donations for funding Hold ten workshops for homebuyers in Lincoln park neighborhood. Assist at least 40 homebuyers to become homeowners. NHS & Comm At Home Hsg Action Duluth Committee, local lenders, AEOA, Comfort Systems, MP, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity

Homeowner rehab loans

Implement at least 30 loans in Lincoln Park Implement at least five as part of NSP-funded activities

HRA & NHS Comfort Systems, MP, AEOA, Banks, NCLT HRA & NCLT Comfort Systems, MP, AEOA, Banks, NCLT, NHS, LISC

Purchase rehab/resale; foreclosures

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Lincoln Park Revitalization Plan LP Revitalization Plan Goals
Description Details 2009 Goals In Charge Partners (current, potential) 2009 Timeline Funding Completed

Rental rehab weatherization and energy loans

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HRA & AEOA Comfort Systems, MP, Banks, NCLT, Mn Hsg
NHS NHS SMDC, LISC volunteers - CC, area churches, At Home Housing Committee, Northland Foundation/Valsp ar Paints for future

Employee assisted 1-2 dp loans housing - HOPE 1) Develop neighborhood Lincoln Park has 1) 3, 2) #s? Establish a home volunteer programs that access to full array of improvement program for NHS programs, as well necessary maintenance and assist with exterior improvement projects, such as MHFA Fix-up Fund renovation upgrades for as painting, seasonal clean- loans. Neighborhood home owners and invest property owners to improve ups and "haul away" days for will hold annual cleanfurniture or large appliances, up for furniture/large the overall quality of 2) Create a small loan or applicnces. NHS housing grant program to encourage operates a single repair home owners to improve their program using it housing condition. NWRLF.

Reduce housing density throughout the neighborhood

1) conduct a survey of all dilapidated or abandoned properties and discuss splitting those lots between existing landowners, 2) Review setback and lot size requirements for all new housing projects to ensure appropriate density, 3) set up a neighborhood architectural review process w/ incentives

Vacant, blighted, foreclosed properties - fix or demolish; zoning process re: development of lots

Complete, update survey in 2009. Identify dimensions re: lots too small for development. Contact contiguous property owners to determine interest.

1) NHS & HRA, 2) City of Duluth, 3) NHS

NCLT, NHS, At Home Housing Committee, St Louis Cnty, City Planning, LPBG & Commuity Gardens, review nat'l vacant prop study recommendatio ns, Form-based codes, Habitat for Humanity

Survey completed, City and NHS mapped for SNAP

Provide housing opportunities for the retirement community and assisted living facilities for the elderly population

1) identify potential properties for senior housing units, 2) set up a committee to coordinate housing efforts within the senior community

conduct survey of seniors re: needs; convene/participate in Lincoln School Reuse

ReUse survey completed. Market study complete. Architectural rendering complete.

BHS, HRA & CHUM as Village Center, LLC

HRA, ISD709, Benedictine Heath System, CHUM, Johnson Controls, Holy Family Catholic Church, LISC

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Lincoln Park Revitalization Plan LP Revitalization Plan Goals Provide better living conditions for low income residents, specifically for the rental population
Description Details 2009 Goals In Charge Partners (current, potential) City Police, Fire, NHS, CC, City Attorney, area churches, At Home Housing Committee, City Bldg Safety, Hsg Access Ctr, HRA, CHUM w/ CSI team, LISC 2009 Timeline Funding Completed

1) work with the City's Building Safety Dept to ensure that housing codes are being enforced, and that inspections and licensing requirements are being met, 2) enforce fair housing laws and educate landlords on their responsibility to not discriminate, 3) work with local housing organizations to provide better rental vouchers/assistance for livable rental space (not substandard), 4) set up programs with organizations to create spaces for long term affordable housing for people at risk

Establish relationship with City Building Safety Dept to insure enforcement; Tenant's Association established, Nuisance Ordinance, Tenants Remedies Act worked on with City, landlords, community police

Rebuild Tenant's CHUM Assn with help of Char Klun w/ regular monthly meetings with growing turnout, special education, landlord meetings to accomplish items from Action list.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GOALS Develop a new community center (or build onto the existing one) that will increase services and activities for families, seniors and children in LP 1) Conduct a neighborhood survey to find out the needs of the community, 2) Initiate a citizen leadership group that will coordinate service related events and deliver advertisements, 3) Partner with schools, youth programs and the City to promote activities for children and teens, 4) coordinate w/ Lincoln Park School to offer alternative spaces for community activities
CHUM, NHS, United Way (youth organiz), CC, B& G Club, DAI, DAYC, At Home Core Partners

Harrison rebuilt in 2008, Heritage Sports opened in 2009; Clyde Park late 09

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Lincoln Park Revitalization Plan LP Revitalization Plan Goals
Description Details Partners 2009 (current, Timeline potential) NHS & LPBG as City, Salvation Events: 1) begin discussions Maintain and convenors Army, B&G Club, with the City's Park keep current Heritage, Harrison and Recreation LPBG website, as CC, United Way Department to create well as placing a re: City/ISD709, new sports fields listing of vacant DYAC, DAI, and/or a skate park, properties and Community 2) Work with area job openings on Gardens, ISD709 2009 Goals In Charge Funding Completed

Increase community events Create list of desired new community events and in the park and add programs recreational fields to encourage sports and outdoor events to stay local

schools and colleges to coordinate specialty events such as Art in the Park , outdoor environmental classes, fishing workshops and seasonal picnics/carnivals, 3) ask local businesses to donate items to support events, 4) promote Heritage Sports Center activities,

the website in collaboration with NorthSpan. Events to include: Flower Fest (NHS w/ CC), Spring Cleanup (CC), Community Gardening (Comm Garden Project and UMD), Events (Walleye Fishing, Turkey Bingo, Bike Race, Clean Sweep - LPBG)

Promote a safer, cleaner and more friendly atmosphere that is characteristic of a close knit community

1) initiate a neighborhood/citizen watch program between area residents and local law enforcement officers, 2) develop periodic block gatherings to encourage neighbor interaction, 3) coordinate a 'welcome wagon' to welcome newcomers into LP, 4) Host neighborhood walks to tour the sidewalks, clean up graffiti & trash, and promote overall safety, 5) Develop an "Adopt a Barrel" program

3) on hold, 4) monthly citywide CSI meetings, as well as Block Watch events organized through the LP Citizens Patrol

1) and 2) - LP Citizens Patrol, 3) on hold, 4) LPCP & LPBG, 5) LPBG

City police, NHS, LPBG, At Home partners, CSI, Harrison CC

1) Lincoln Park Citizen's Patrol established and growing, 2) Block Watch and NNO events conducted each year

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Lincoln Park Revitalization Plan LP Revitalization Plan Goals Repair inadequate local streets, alleys, sidewalks, storm and sanitary sewers, and bridge structures
Description Details 2009 Goals In Charge Partners (current, potential) NHS in SNAP areas, City of Duluth, Citizen Patrol, Infrastructure Comm 2009 Timeline Funding Completed

Conduct survey of all Submit list to the rundown or in need of repair City of Duluth, City streets, alleys, walks and Streets program and sewers and list with priorities advocate for

Increase the neighborhood connection with Clyde Iron Park and other green spaces by creating better circulation routes. Enhance the overall streetscape appearance, gateway entrances, and neighborhood green spaces by improving signage, adding boulevard trees and street lighting, and maintaining parks and trailheads

shortened repair schedule; establish Infrastructure 1) create a neighborhood 1 & 2) Infrastructure Create 29th Ave circulation plan that Committee 3) LPBG Safe route incorporates better entryway signage corridor pedestrian, vehicular, and through Early Action Identify locations public access to the Clyde Grant, 4) 5) and resources Iron Park, 2) Develop a community garden for urban lighting plan for blocks that coomunity need new street lights and gardens with a submit to the City of Duluth, commercial 3) Identify key entry points comonent in into the neighborhood, begin 2010
schematic designs for gateway landmarks/icons, build, 4) Coordinate a parks assessment committee to address the maintenance of Lincoln Park, the Superior Hiking Trail and other green spaces in the neighborhood, 5) Conduct a survey of possible vacant lots that could be converted into community gardens

Do list of priorities for Community repair. W Suprior Club-LPBG resurfacing and finding funding for street scape amenitiesr-street lights and benches

LPBG's NHS, City, Parks Infrastructure and Rec and Streetscape/Beautitification Committee

Increase pedestrian and vehicular safety

Reduce accidents

1) Conduct a traffic Planning and study to identify identify intersections and resources 09, corridors that need traffic calming devices, 2) post speed warnings and/or stop signs in high pedestrian areas, 3) Create more visible crosswalks near major pedestrian circulation routes

LPBG's Infrastructure Comm

City, City Police, MIC, Harrison CC/Neighbors w/ HOPE,ARDC, MIC

Harrison Xing

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Lincoln Park Revitalization Plan LP Revitalization Plan Goals Remove blight from the neighborhood
Description Details 2009 Goals In Charge Partners 2009 (current, Timeline potential) HRA, City, Police, AT Home Hsg Comm, NCLT Funding Completed

Determine blighted buildings

1) conduct a street by street survey of abandoned or neglected buildings, and vacant lots that need attention, 2) begin a neighborhood task force to address loitering and drug activities, and to remove rubble and garbage from targeted areas, 3) begin demolition on buildings that cannot be salvaged

1)Update blight NHS survey, pick up in expanded SNAP areas / vacant lots, 2) expand citizens patrol for drug activities/loitering. 3) refer buidlings to HRA for demolition; promote DOORS program (when funded) for demo of garages/small structures.

Blight survey complete in SNAP areas.

New Activities Western Middle School Placement Marketing LP
Determine placement on site, orientation integration with neighborhood and overall implementation Complete by 2009 NHS/ISD 709

Community Leadership (NWrks)Brochure
Connecting the Dots III Serve on committee to implement

Complete by 2009

NHS

26-Sep LISC, At Home Partners

updated 3-12-09

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MP Revitalization Plan Goals 1. Upgrade and maintain existing single family homes, multifamily units and apartments

Description

Details

2009 Goals

In Charge

Partners

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

Improve Housing Stock
1. Establish a neighborhood housingimprovement program that assists with renter and homeowner associations and exterior improvements - Publicize and market availability of homeowner rehab, rental rehab loans and grants. Publicize and outreach to homeowners and landlords through flyering, posters, and direct mail in April, and enhanced electronic presence on Facebook in order to improve both interior and exterior conditions. Complete two homeownership rehabs and one rental HRA & NHS rehab in 2009. Due to concrete block construction, explore alternative heating systems and weatherization applications. Share at August picnic event. At Home Housing Committeee, Comfort Systems, MP (Dean Talbot), AEOA, Banks, MN Housing, City's Bldg Safety Dept re: code violations, Preserv Alliance re: in floor heating, NCLT NHS, CHUM, Historic Preservation groups, community club, landlords, churches, NCLT, CAD for 1st X homebuyers

2. Create a neighborhood development steering committee to provide guidelines for new development and housing preservation within the neighborhood

1) Because of their unique historical perspective, include residents who have been in MP the longest, 2) research current planning and zoning requirements, 3) develop a reporting procedure for the steering committee, 4) create guidelines for new hsg development - lot sizes, spatial standards, density, height restrictions, bldg materials and design elements, 5) create guidelines for historic preservation - how to preserve, new additions and historic appropriateness, demolition procedures, 6) research grants and other funding assistance to help establish program

1) create a volunteer grp to organize and assist with Morgan Park seasonal cleanups, painting programs (ie trim paint Board of on 88th) and haul away days for furniture and/or large Directors appliances, 2) contact landlords, renters and homeowners to address requirements of sharedusage agreements and homeowners assns.,3) find a legal rep who specializes in contractual agreements between owners & renters of housing units; determine the bylaws and committee members of new assns, 4) ensure rental units are up to code by enforcing housing and license requirements through the City's Bldg Safety Office, 5) encourage renters and owners to maintain their homes by publicizing loans and other assistance programs directed at improving hsg conditions, 6) research w/ NCLT and HRA a model project (4-plex). Five units in 2009 Implement survey to determine support for historic district designation and land mark designations. Establish feasibility in 09 and determine "sell" points (ie economic incentives, tax credits for landlords). CAD, NHS Morgan Park Community Club,

3. Homeownership Assistance

FAIM, homebuyer education, outreach to realtors on available programs

4.Historic Preservation; Historic District/Plan for 1) create a neighborhood committee to lead the effort, 2) contact the MN Historical Society, Duluth Preservation Alliance, Duluth US Steel homes Heritage Presevation Commission for assistance and advice; find out parameters/requirements for development of a historic district, 3) conduct a professional historic resources survey to determine which properties aer applicable for historic registration. This could lead to a nomination to designate MP as a national register for historic places district, 4) work w/ the City of Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission to establish the historic district boundaries and to designate MP as a local historic district. Determine which properties will be included in the district (renteroccupied vs owner-occupied homes, or the 88th Ave corridor only, etc)., 5) study other districts or "centers of excellence" for similarities, challenges, and successes (local cities, within region and nationwide), 6) see mentors re: how to guidance and next steps, 7) determine where funding will come from; research grant programs and contact city, county, state and national agencies for potential assistance, 8. Develop a plan for implementation by end of 2009.

National Trust for Historic Preservation (Chris Morris @ Chicago's Midwest office), MN State Historical Society, Duluth Preservation Alliance, MN Preserv Alliance (Bonnie MacDonald) and Morgan Park Community Club, Valspar, Northland Foundation

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MP Revitalization Plan Description Goals 2. Increase the number Purchase rehab/resale of owner-occupied dwellings

Details
1) ID potential properties for owner conversions (demo project?), 2) provide programs or incentives for downpayment/loan assistance to encourage, 3) publicize the availability of homebuyer workshops in Duluth

2009 Goals Properties are identified and downpayment/loan incentives are in place. We will publicize homebuyer workshops in Morgan Park

In Charge HRA & NCLT, WiCC

Partners At Home Housing partners, realtors, Comfort Systems, MP, AEOA, Banks At Home Housing partners, City

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

Vacant, blighted properties

Fix or demolish; check on zoning, conduct inventory (update Properties are identified. In 2009. Inventory 07 SVCNDA); focus on SNAP areas. Completed but need to completed in 2009 - blighted properties to City Code maintain and determine response to. Enforcement for action

NHS, and MPAC

Marketing and Outreach

Establish Homeowners Association & Renters Association, Create program materials, conduct housing fair, distribute NeighborWorks brochure

Complete all activities in 2009. Community Club will fulfill role of Homeowner's Association and market neighborhood through brochure to realtors. CHUM will form Renter's Association.

NHS and MPCC

CHUM, At Home Hsg Committee, local lenders & realtors, AEOA, Comfort Systems, MP

New senior housing options condos/townhomes/scho ol reuse

1) Determine need for new sr hsg units through door-to-door Explore private sector options. Develop site list. survey, 2) ID potential sites, 3) ck zoning requirements, 4) set up committee to coor hsg efforts w/in sr community; ID target tenants, 5) ID potential developers and investors, 6) begin schematic design phase ensuring that it fits the character and historic appropriateness of the neighborhood.

HRA and MPCC. churches, NHS, CHUM, Park State Bank

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MP Revitalization Plan Goals Reestablish local business district

Description

Details

2009 Goals

In Charge

Partners

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

Increase Economic Development Activity
New businesses that meet neighborhood needs 1) Conduct site survey of available locations, 2) develop (ie hardware, local market, coffee shop) and business plan, 3) ID developers/investors, 4) ID funding, 5) create jobs provide loan assistance, 6) offer relocation incentives, 7) zoning compliance re: conducting business in residential areas. Do an ESRI survey of Morgan Park residents and perhaps the Riverfront neighborhood. Determine feasibilitty in 2009. George G to discuss with Kris @ SVCNDA since the MP residents are currently drawn to the Wduluth market SVCNDA? NHS, Lakeview Store building landlord, Restaurant owner, NE Entrepreneur Fund, Morgan Park Middle School, At Home Economic Committee, LISC, Northspan

Improve storefronts of existing businesses and 1) Find and obtain funding assistance, 2) Approach business Perform one façade improvement ifrom 2009-10. encourage mixed use development (upper level owners, offer incentives, 3) Support mixed-use development Continue to support restaurant development. residences) that reflects neighborhood character

NHS

At Home Econ Dev Committee

LISC

Convert Morgan Park Middle School into a mixed-use building

1) Create exploratory committee, 2) conduct study re: bldg conversion capabilities and cost estimates, 3) ID potential bldg users and contact, 4) review City's compreh land use plan for compatibility, 5) Ck zoning policy, 6) Contact legal reps to begin drafting contractual agreements and ownership/leasing documents, 7) ID construction cos, 8) develop strategy plan for phases and implement.

Exploratory committee exists consisting of MP and surrounding neighborhoods. Need to conduct cost studies, review city's comp plan and zoning, id potnetioal uses. Schedule dependent of acceptance of community of closing of facility.

ISD709/NHS

At Home partners, MPCC, NHS, Johnson Controls - E Kaiser, City, DEDA

Need to discuss training

2. Riverfront development

Ideas include marina, boat rentals, fishing charters; related issues include water quality/polution, land acquisition, riverfront access, development funds developer and need

1) Create a steering committee, 2) ID exact boundaries of development area, 3) ID scale and possible types of use, 4) study current studies and zoning requirements, 5) ID environmental issues like pollution and wildlife habitat, 6) Obtain public input, 7) determine primary users, 8) discuss construction impacts on community and decide if project should be built in phases or all at once (Due to pollution issues, only viable uses for site are industrial)

Dependent on sale of U.S. Steel property sometime in 09 or 10.

MP Steering DEDA, St. Committee,NHS Louis River . Citizens Group, UMD, Judy Gibbs and Northshore Hiking Trail

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MP Revitalization Plan Goals

Description Enhance the connection between the St. Louis River and the MP neighborhood

Details

2009 Goals

In Charge

Partners

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

1) Determine ownership of land between neighborhood and Complete 1 and 2 in 2009. Identify lead partner. Trail riverfront, 2) conduct a site analysis study to assess the development will address these issues in 2009. condition of the land (ie stability, floodplain limits, ordinary high water elevation, wetlands, etc.), 3) establish & work with the St. Louis River Alliance to ensure environmentally friendly/sustainable actions are taken, 4) obtain input from community on what they would like to see happen, and for ideas/issues, 5) research current accessibility requirements, such as minimum slopes and widths to ensure safety, 6) determine if the connection will be a true public access that requires parking or will just serve the immediate neighborhood, 7) determine what type of access is best suitable for the area (ie trail corridor for pedestrians and/or bicycles, paved or unpaved), 8) begin discussions on maintenance and upkeep responsibilities of the City and neighborhood

3. Increased Employment 4. Reclaim former Atlas Cement Site and US Steel Site for new businesses Work w/ Ikonics, Port Authority; ideas once land reclaimed - airpark, golf course, garden center and nursery, interpretive trailway, bicycling center

Education/ training for employment 1) Create steering committee, 2) ID potential purchasers, 3) Begin negotiations w/ US Steel, 4) conduct site analysis re: potential contamination areas, demolition, topography, utilities, 5) Determine best reuse of site, 6) obtain public input, 7) contact potential developers

25% incr in income Check with DEDA for schedule of activities. Dependent on Sale.

Duluth @ Work City, SOAR, CHUM, LISC DEDA, City, Port Authority, MPCC, Ikonics

w/in 3 yrs

Physical Infrastructure
1. Improve visibility @ entrances Lighting, signage, landscaping 1) create a neighborhood circulation plan that incorporates better pedestrian, vehicular, and public access into the neighborhood, 2) determine where new MP signage should be placed, 3) contact RR authorities to discuss condition of existing bridge overpasses and future improvements (painting, safety), 4) contact MNDOT and City for signage, lighting and planting requirements/standards, 5) begin schematic design process for gateways, landmarks and landscaping MNDOT, City, MPCC Duluth Preservation Alliance, SHPO, DTA, MIC (ARDC)

2. Enhance overall streetscape appearance, neighborhood green spaces and improve lighting throughout the neighborhood

Neighborhood supported beautification projects to improve image and promote resident pride, ie gears moved, flower fest, banners up and establish Anderson Park

1) develop a lighting plan for blocks, bus shelters and areas that need better pedestrian and/or area lighting, 2) research historic lighting standards used at old US Steel plant, 3) coord a parks assessment committee to address maintenance of inadequate green spaces in the neighborhood; recruit volunteers for mowing, brush clearing and general cleanup, 4) contact city planning and zoning office to inquire if changing street names is feasible (ie 88th Ave W to Morgan Park Dr), 5) conduct a survey of possible vacant lots that could be converted to community gardens

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MP Revitalization Plan Description Goals 3. Efforts to connect MP Plant new crabapple trees along Grand Ave, with neighboring banners, standardized lightpoles communities along Grand Avenue and St. Louis River conversion of railroad corridors into new trailway systems

Details

2009 Goals Banners completed in 2009

In Charge

Partners

2009 Timeline

Funding

Completed

MN Rails to Trails system,

Judy Gibbs

WW Trail Extension project

Remapping and proposal for pedestrian trail

UMD students (Follis)

Judy Gibbs, MIC/ARDC, DART, Fit City

New railroad corridor 1. Promote a safer, cleaner, and more friendly atmosphere characteristic of a closeknit community 1) Continue to support the neighborhood Citizen patrol watch program and recruit more volunteers, 2) Get involved w/ and encourage more neighbor participation in CC events, such as cleanup days, 3) organize block gatherings/neighborhood socials to encourage new neighbor interaction

Light rail proposals

Community Goals MPCC NHS, At Home partners, CHUM

2. Increase neighborhood services and programming for youth, family and seniors for MP residents and surrounding communities

1) initiate a citizen leadership group that will conduct a neighborhood survey to find out the service needs of the community, and that will help coordinate new programming events, 2) assess the condition of the Goodfellowship Community Ctr for potential improvements, 3) establish possible new locations for community grps to meet, 4) work with Service Learning participants to assess goals for SL Grant and revitalization efforts, 5) participate in nearby district activities to strengthen bonds between adjacent neighborhoods

United Way Youth Agencies, ISD 709, City, UMD, Environmental organizations

3. Create better physical 1) create a committee to coordinate efforts, 2) connections between contact neighboring communities to gain input neighboring communities and seek involvement, 3) contact the RR companies, the DNR, the DOT and the City of Duluth to begin discussions on the feasibility of rails to trails conversion, 4) conduct a neighborhood survey to determine the need, desire and preferences of each community, 5) study precedented projects (Souix Line) to see how it's been done before, 60 explore and seek fudning options (city, county, state, national grants, private fundraising).

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