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									                                                                                                     East Hillside Revitalization Plan

   EH Revitalization Plan                                                                                                                                         Partners              2009
          Goals                              Description                                Details                        2009 Goals             In Charge      (current/potential)      Timeline    Funding    Completed
                                                                                                         Job Creation goals
Expand employment and         Rebuild a commercial                      Support development that                      1.Participate NHS                   NE Entrep Fund, EHCC,      Participate LISC and
training opportunities,       strategy/corridor design and              preserves neighborhood scale                  in Unified                          City, At Home Storefront   in Code     City
particularly for lower income implement process                         and livability, and that creates              Codes                               loans (NHS, LISC), D@W     designs
residents and Facilitate                                                jobs: 1) Revise planning codes                process; 2                                                     and get
business development and                                                to encourage flexible                         and 3 .                                                        HBA up
expansion that respects                                                 development as it applies to the              Support                                                        and running
existing neighborhood                                                   neighborhood (ex reduced                      implementatio
character and provides                                                  parking, setback requirements)                n of form-
needed goods and services                                               2) Ensure value and protection                based zoning
                                                                        of neighborhood-based                         (design in
                                                                        commercial districts and                      2009)
                                                                        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
                                 Identify feasible ways for             1) Create a list of priorities for business   #2 - size,            HBA & NHS     At Home Econ Dev           Sept.       LISC, NHS
                                 adaptive reuse of vacant               district improvements, 2) Obtain zoning       ownership, value,                   Committee, CC (tree
                                                                        and ownership information to develop a        #3 - city survey or
                                 commercial properties to               list of available properties, 3) Identify     NEEF?
                                                                                                                                                          planting with EAG $s),
                                 encourage opportunities for            neighborhood preferences and needs                                                NHS/LISC Storefront
                                 business formation                     for new business activities by                                                    Loans, City, Campus
                                                                        conducting neighborhood surveys, 4)                                               Neighbors, NEEF
                                                                        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

                                 ID and develop EH business             1) Support allocations of CDBG                Façade       HBA, NHS               Complete Streets -         Dec         Lisc/NHS
                                 districts as community gathering       and other resources, 2) Support               improve-     Façade                 FitCity, MIC, Johnson
                                 places by encouraging mixed-           the creation of gathering places              ments on 4th Improvement            Controls/ISD709, City;
                                 uses that fit within the               and physical improvements                     St.                                 Chester Cr entryway
                                 neighborhood character.
                                 Promote opportunities for new
                                 shops and restaurants at street
                                 level with housing above.
                                 Visually improve local business

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   EH Revitalization Plan                                                                                                                   Partners             2009
          Goals                              Description                               Details              2009 Goals   In Charge     (current/potential)    Timeline      Funding   Completed
                                 Work with education, business,         1) Conduct survey to ID           Identify     NHS           NE Entrep Fund,         on the shelf
                                 public and nonprofit partners on       potential incubator properties,   vacant                     Greenstone Alliance
                                 a Hillside business incubator to       2) Conduct real estate            properties
                                 support current business owners'       feasibility study                 create
                                 growth and stability for future                                          commerical
                                 entrepreneurs wanting to start                                           inventory
                                 businesses in East Hillside.

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   EH Revitalization Plan                                                                                                                             Partners          2009
          Goals                            Description                               Details                  2009 Goals      In Charge          (current/potential)  Timeline    Funding     Completed
                                 Support the redevelopment of           1) Neighborhood support for         Establish       Armory Arts &     Charrette Stewardship  Oct         HRA,
                                 the Armory/Plaza District as an        development efforts of the          feasible        Music Grp         Grp, HRA, LISC, Plaza              AAMC
                                 anchor to enhance the EH.              Armory facility and surrounding     revitaliza-tion                   merchants, HBA, Duluth
                                                                        areas                               plan in 2009?                     Preservation Alliance

                                 Maximize opportunities for             Support the award of contracts                           City, HRA    Duluth At Work, WiCC,
                                 employment of residents of color       to lower-income eligible                                              NHS, Bldg Trades,
                                 and women in all construction          contractors.                                                          NCLT/Common Ground
                                 Establish ongoing dialogue with        1) Approach key elected             Determine if East Hillside        EH CC, At Home, LISC,
                                 medical district institutions to       officials to set up meetings with   still a priority Community        Duluth at Work, NHS
                                 create a Health Alliance with the      residents and medical district      with CC          Club
                                 neighborhood for workforce             leadership, 2) ID entry level       members,
                                 development opportunities,             positions w/in the medical          survey
                                 accommodate expansion                  community w/ opportunities for      residents to
                                 opportunities, and to promote          advancement, 3) Create job          see what
                                 health care for EH residents.          training and recruitment            skills they
                                                                        systems to recruit                  have and
                                                                        inexperienced low-income            need to obtain
                                                                        residents into entry level          jobs; work on
                                                                        positions and support their         crime prev
                                                                        advancement and success.            and other
                                                                                                            priorities from

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

                                 Provide down payment                   1) investigate and support          10 new               NHS & CHUM   HRA, NCLT, AT Home    Oct.
                                 assistance incentives to               efforts to create and deliver       homeburyers                       Hsg, CAD, Emerging
                                 purchase homes to at least ten         down payment support to local                                         Markets Homeownership
                                 new home buyers annually               home buyers, 2) Perform                                               Task Force
                                 utilizing existing and new             outreach to existing renters to
                                 programs                               inform them of local resources

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   EH Revitalization Plan                                                                                                                             Partners         2009
          Goals                             Description                               Details                 2009 Goals           In Charge     (current/potential) Timeline   Funding     Completed
                                 Expand housing/home ownership          1) Inform neighborhood renter       Fannie Mae          NHS, CAD       NCLT, WCDO, At Home Sept.
                                 opportunities for families and         households in these target          unavailable as      (FAIM)         Hsg Comm, Emerging
                                 people of color through home           markets of homebuyer                a partner.                         Markets Task Force,
                                 buyer education, outreach, as          education and down payment          Organize one                       HRA
                                 well as development and delivery       assistance, 2) work with local      homebuyer
                                 of programs to assist emerging         religious institutions and Fannie   education
                                 market populations.                    Mae to develop new financing        class in EH in
                                                                        tools for these markets and         2009. Flyer
                                                                        reach out to potential home         neighborhood
                                                                        buyers, 3) Host home buyer          s to reach
                                                                        education classes in EH (30,        renters; assist
                                                                        resulting in 10-15 buyers)          30
                                 Ensure availability of resources 1) Establish neighborhood small           At least five       NHS, CHUM      HRA, At Home Housing Sept.
                                 to improve and maintain existing grant program for exterior                rehabilitations                    Committee, Comfort
                                 housing properties in EH. At     improvements, 2) Support                  should occur                       Systems, MP, AEOA,
                                 least five rehabilitations shouldcontinued participation and               each year w/                       Banks, United Way, CSS
                                 occur each year w/ an emphasis   delivery on NHS rehab                     an emphasis
                                 on exterior improvements.        programs, including new                   on exterior
                                                                  preservation loan fund, existing          improvements
                                                                  CDBG and NR Revolving Loan                : 1.Small loan
                                                                  funds, and Community Fix-up               program
                                                                  fund, Duluth HRA, NCLT rehab              exists for
                                                                  and home ownership, 3)                    exterior
                                                                  Support new allocations of                improvements
                                                                  HARP, DOORS, and HOME                     . Explore
                                                                  funding for EH neighborhoods,             DEDA
                                                                  4) Explore new partnerships               refunding
                                                                  with city code enforcement to             HARP grant
                                                                  ensure regulatory actions for             program. 2.
                                                                  unimproved and deteriorating              Originate ___
                                                                  properties, 5) Implement                  rehab loans
                                                                  community-based paint projects            from various
                                                                  in EH (need partners/sponsors),           agencies in
                                                                  6) Host community meetings                09. Apply for
                                                                  with City code officials to               DOORS funds
                                                                  improve information exchange              in July 2009. f
                                                                  and accountability.                       Provide list of
                                 Develop and implement strategy 1) Develop a list of                        blighted
                                                                                                            Update list in      NHS & HRA      NCLT & At Home                             1) List
                                 for re-use of vacant/blighted    vacant/blighted properties, 2) ID         2009. Identify                     Housing Committee                          completed
                                                                                                            best options for
                                 properties. Create at least five potential re-uses/feasibility, 3)         reuse. Include in
                                 home ownership units per year    Develop sources and budgets               NSP or Campus
                                 as a result of this activity.    for feasible properties, 4)               Neigh.
                                                                  Demolish properties past                  Stabilization
                                                                  salvaging, 5) Prioritize projects         Implement both
                                                                                                            programs. 2 units
                                                                  creating home ownership                   in EH
                                                                  opportunities for low and
                                                                  moderate income residents, 6)
                                                                  use vacant lots for gardens or
                                                                  pocket parks if unbuildable/no
                                                                  sewer hookup, etc.

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   EH Revitalization Plan                                                                                                                        Partners          2009
          Goals                             Description                              Details                 2009 Goals    In Charge        (current/potential)  Timeline   Funding   Completed
                                 Support opportunities for              1) Support allocation of CDBG       NHS re: #1;  HRA & City      At Home Committee, Mn Nov.
                                 redevelopment/rehabilitation of        funds to development efforts to     Preservation                 Hsg, NCLT, NHS,
                                 resident owned and occupied            reclaim under utilized duplexes     Loan fund                    neighborhood walkers
                                 duplexes and triplexes including       and triplexes, 2) Support           established;                 using prepared template
                                 incentives for lower income            downpayment assistance and          Promote HRA                  from NHS
                                 residents                              home buyer education targeted       rental rehab
                                                                        at encouraging purchase/rehab       program;
                                                                        of duplexes and triplexes, 3)       Complete 2-3
                                                                        Support efforts to establish a      properties
                                                                        Preservation Loan Fund to
                                                                        assist homeowners and
                                                                        landlords to rehabilitate
                                                                        residential structures including
                                                                        duplexes and triplexes.

                                 Maximize opportunities for             Support the award of contracts                    City; NHS      At Home Committee,
                                 employment of residents of color       to Section 3 eligible contractors                 advocate for   WiCC, HRA, others from
                                 and women in all housing                                                                                HIRE program
                                 construction activities
                                 Preserve current efforts to                                       Smooth
                                                                        Support efforts of non-profits to         LISC                   WCDO, At Home
                                 provide affordable housing for                                    conversion of
                                                                        address housing needs of low                                     Housing Committee
                                 families and single heads of                                      WCDO
                                                                        income persons not served by
                                 households in EH                       the marketplace adequately properties to
                                 Organize and package existing 1) In conjunction with              Complete       NHS                    HRA, NCLT, At Home
                                 undeveloped land in the EH     Community Development,             inventory.                            Hsg, City
                                 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

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   EH Revitalization Plan                                                                                                                        Partners                  2009
          Goals                              Description                            Details                2009 Goals        In Charge      (current/potential)          Timeline   Funding   Completed
                                                                                              Community Development
Establishsupport and                                                                                      after-school & The Grant       Little Treasurers,United
expand programs for youth,                                                                                summer         Collaborative   Way, CHUM, local
teenagers, family and                                                                                     programs @                     churches, NHS, EHCC,
neighbors to gather in safe                                                                               Grant Rec w/                   City of Duluth; 6th Ave
places at appropriate times,                                                                              YW, Vista                      E, bike and walkability
Serve at least 150                                                                                        Workers,                       issues = FitCity, MIC,
households,                                                                                               theater                        bike clubs, Johnson
                                                                                                                                         Controls, ISD709 ,
                                                                                                                                         United Way, City, EHCC
Create a neighborhood            Facilitate process to get a vision                                     Formalize Fit     NHS            Marketing efforts include
that's a healthy place to        of what a Health District is from                                      City                             NHS neighborhood
live, work, and play through     neighborhood residents,                                                partnership;                     brochure, Fit City efforts
the designation of the           businesses, At Home partners                                           create a
neighborhood as a Health                                                                                resolution for
District.                                                                                               City's
                                                                                                        for East
                                 Continue to support Grant              In conjunction with school      Grant School      ISD709/NHS     NHS, Johnson Controls, EH
                                 School as a neighborhood               administration, promote the     process                          CC and CH CC; Grant School
                                                                                                                                         Community Collaborative,
                                 resource                               school to the local school-age completed                         Kathy Bogen and Jay
                                                                        population, attend/support      including site                   Newcomb, Public Works/traffic
                                                                        family functions, and promote   layouts, joint                   engineering
                                                                        activities in the neighborhood  campus; 6th
                                                                        for school age children.        Ave
                                 Work with local universities,          1) Assist in the implementation trash cleanup,    Campus         CHUM re: Renters
                                 colleges, and new residents to         of six events per year          plantings,        Neighbors'     association, Landlord
                                 create activities that bring           consisting of neighborhood and Creek              'potlucks'     education, NHS; UMD,
                                 students, neighbors together for       family gatherings or program to Cleanup; At                      CSS, Keep America
                                 community improvement                  implement landscaping of        Home BB                          Beautiful campaign,
                                                                        public places, community        outreach                         SHIP health promotion
                                                                        gardening opportunities with                                     projects (if funded),
                                                                        local garden clubs, and                                          Friends of the Park
                                                                        potlucks, 2) Coordinate student
                                                                        community service projects with
                                                                        local colleges, secondary and
                                                                        public schools

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   EH Revitalization Plan                                                                                                                               Partners             2009
          Goals                             Description                              Details                 2009 Goals             In Charge      (current/potential)     Timeline   Funding      Completed
                                 Request to exceed the 15%              Begin discussions with                                    EHCC          City, NEEF, At Home,                            Duluth at Work
                                 limits of CDBG funds for job           regulators on the feasibility of                                        Duluth at Work                                  piece completed
                                 creation activities offered by         increasing funds for job training
                                 community based development            activities
                                 organizations; also community
                                 service activities
                                 Establish ongoing dialogue with        1) Approach key elected             Health Fair,          EHCC          Fity City, NHS, CHUM,
                                 medical district institutions to       officials to set up meetings with   Job Fair,                           EHCC, CHCC, LISC,
                                 create a Health Alliance with the      residents and medical district      Healthy                             City-wide CSI activities
                                 neighborhood                           leadership, 2) ID existing mtgs     Community,
                                                                        where neighborhood input could      relationship-
                                                                        be inserted on expansion and        building
                                                                        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)

                                 Crime Prevention                       Block watch groups                  Establish a           NHS           CSI, Duluth Police
                                                                        established, NNO events             Citizen's Patrol to
                                                                                                            reduce crime in
                                                                                                            East Hillside,
                                                                                                            gs; increase
                                                                                                            attendance at CSI

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                                                                                         Central Hillside Revitalization Plan

  CH Revitalization Plans                      Description                            Details                 2009 Goals        In charge      Partners         2009     Funding   Completed
          Goals                                                                                                                                               Timeline
Economic Development

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

                                   Develop Arts and Cultural              Create an action strategy         1) Consultant    DSADDC          NHS and
                                   District                                                                 hired by May w/                  other funders
                                                                                                            before years
                                                                                                            end, 2) hold two
                                                                                                            events in CH,
                                                                                                            3) determine
                                                                                                            of ISD709 bldgs

Increase the opportunities of      1) Develop funded job training         Note: do we know # of CH           D at W is 25%      1) Duluth    SOAR,
low income residents by            programs that will develop the         people looking for jobs, what      increase over 3    at Work,     CHUM,
providing programs for job         skills of the residents. Place         their skills are, what openings at yrs                NE           APEX, LISC,
training and skill                 emphasis on training for               businesses exist or will in the                       Entreprene   City, NHS
development.                       businesses and services within         future? What about employment                         ur Fund
                                   or close to the Central Hillside       from home? Who are the key
                                   neighborhood, 2) Establish             officials? Any particular reason
                                   partnerships with the                  that residents are not applying
                                   neighborhood medical                   directly with HR at hospitals and
                                   institutions for job training          related businesses? Any
                                   opportunities, 3) Approach key         success?
                                   officials to set up meetings with
                                   residents and business

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  CH Revitalization Plans                      Description                        Details                2009 Goals        In charge    Partners       2009     Funding    Completed
            Goals                                                                                                                                    Timeline
To place qualified and             1) Initiate placement programs                                      D at W is 25% Duluth at         NHS
trained individuals in             or agreements with area                                             increase over 3 Work
employment. This will raise        businesses (ex. Hospitals or                                        yrs
overall employment and             hotels), 2) Identify entry level
lower the percentage of            positions within the community
population living below the        with opportunities for
poverty level.                     advancement
To provide access to               1) Work with the DTA to create                                                          Communit DTA,                                  CAD's Jump
transportation from the            subsidized bus passes for                                                               y Action     ARDC/MIC,                         Start Duluth
neighborhood to various            working residents and provide                                                           Duluth's     United Way                        program
employment centers w/in            more bus routes to                                                                      transportati
the city. This will give           business/commercial districts,                                                          on
residents a means of getting       2) Initiate car-sharing                                                                 committee
to and from work and will          cooperatives, 3) Create a
broaden the area in which          recycling program for used
they can pursue                    bicycles for residents
Improve the storefronts of         1) Continue storefront            ? About amount of funding                             NHS         HBA
businesses in the area and         rehabilitation program w/         available in 2009?
encourage lower-level retail       incentives (loans and grants) for
w/ upper-level residential         business owners who comply, 2)
units.                             Support mixed-use development
                                   projects that reflect the
                                   character of the neighborhood.

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  CH Revitalization Plans                      Description                             Details                 2009 Goals       In charge    Partners       2009     Funding   Completed
          Goals                                                                                                                                           Timeline
Housing Goals
Convert rental units into          1) Identify potential properties       Longterm stake, investment in      Study data to       HRA &      NHS,
owner-occupied residences.         for owner conversions. 2)              ownership, increased home          ID potential        NCLT       Comfort
Achieving a higher owner-          Provide programs or incentives         ownership and longevity, less      conversions in                 Systems,
occupied percentage will           for down payment and loan              transient and less turnover; ex.   CH                             MP, AEOA,
provide more stability in the      assistance to encourage first          restoration and sale:                                             Banks, NCLT
neighborhood.                      time buyers to pursue home             homeowner rehab loans,
                                   ownership                              purchase rehab/resale, ISD709
Expand home ownership by           1) Increase availability of low-                                          1) conduct         NHS,       WiCC,
providing buyer education          income housing loans and                                                  classes,           CAD, HRA NCLT, At
information and by making          payment assistance, 2) Increase                                           publicize                     Home
Central Hillside properties        housing rental vouchers, 3)                                               programs, 2)                  Housing
more affordable.                   Publicize the availability of                                             sell/rent                     Committee,
                                   incentive programs and                                                    affordable NHS                realtors,
                                   homebuyer workshops.                                                      condos,WiCC                   lendors,
                                                                                                             and NCLT                      NeigborWork
                                                                                                             properties                    s brochure
Improve the overall quality        1) Ensure rental units are up to                                          Rental rehab,      1) CHUM, Comfort
of housing by conducting           code by enforcing housing and                                             FAIM,              City, 2)   Systems,
necessary maintenance and          license requirements, 2)                                                  Homebuyer          HRA &      MP, AEOA,
renovation upgrades.               Encourage renters and owners                                              education,         NHS #s, 3) Banks, CAD,
                                   to maintain their homes by                                                downpayment        DOORS, NCLT, Mn
                                   offering loans and other                                                  and closing        4) NHS & Hsg, Hsg
                                   assistance programs directed at                                           cost               CC, 5)     Access Ctr
                                   improving housing conditions, 3)                                          assistance,        CHUM
                                   establish a small grant program                                           homeowner
                                   for exterior improvements, 4)                                             assistance
                                   develop volunteer programs that
                                   assist with seasonal clean-ups
                                   and haul-away projects,
                                   implement community-based
                                   paint programs, 5) Tenant's
                                   Remedies Act

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 CH Revitalization Plans                 Description                              Details                2009 Goals        In charge   Partners       2009     Funding   Completed
           Goals                                                                                                                                    Timeline
Housing Goals continued:
Develop new housing infill in 1) Create a list of                                                      ID and then         1) NHS 2) Hsg Access,
vacant or abandoned lots      vacant/blighted properties, 2)                                           fix/demolish;       City and   Police Dept
                              Demolish properties past                                                 hold owners         HRA, 3)
                              salvaging, 3) Develop sources                                            responsible         TBD by At
                              and budgets for feasible                                                 (enforcement        Home Hsg
                              properties, 4) Offer assistance                                          by City and         Comm,
                              to home builders in the form of                                          ordinance           WiCC,4)
                              loans, grants, and tax credits, 5)                                       changes             TBD by At
                              Explore landbanking.                                                     possibly)           Home Hsg
                                                                                                                           Comm, 5)
                                                                                                                           explore w/
                                                                                                                           At Home
Provide better living              1) Enforce fair housing laws and                                                        1) CHUM NHS, NCLT
conditions and rental              educate landlords on their                                                              & City, 2)
opportunities for the rental       responsibility to not discriminate,                                                     ?, 3)
population.                        2) Work with local housing                                                              CHUM, 4)
                                   organizations to provide better                                                         CHUM, 5)
                                   rental vouchers/assistance for                                                          CHUM &
                                   livable rental space (not sub-                                                          HRA
                                   standard), 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.

Reuse of Nettleton School                                                                              Begin
                                                                                                       with 1)
                                                                                                       community and
                                                                                                       2) Grant-
                                                                                                       Nettleton to
                                                                                                       provide input to

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   CH Revitalization Plans                     Description                        Details                2009 Goals        In charge      Partners        2009     Funding   Completed
            Goals                                                                                                                                       Timeline
Create an inviting and more        1) Conduct a neighborhood                                           Focus on #2,        2) NHS &     Foundations,
livable environment that is        survey to find out the service                                      esp youth 4)        CHUM w/      United Way
characteristic of a close knit     needs of the community, 2)                                          event planning      Communit     & 'Grantors
community. Increase public         Increase and support programs                                       (ex. Juneteenth,    y Club, 4)   Alliance',
services to support a              for the youth and elderly to                                        movies in park      ?            YM, YW,
diverse community.                 ensure their needs are met, 3)                                      Also -                           Woodland
                                   Establish new location for                                          Marketing and                    Hills, IDS709
                                   community groups to meet, 4)                                        outreach
                                   Initiate a citizen leadership                                       materials (ex
                                   group that will arrange events at                                   brochure) -
                                   the Hillside Community Center,                                      purpose?
                                   Washington Center, Nettleton                                        Positive articles
                                   School, Sacred Heart Music                                          in print
                                   Center, Cascade Park and at
                                   area churches

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  CH Revitalization Plans                      Description                            Details                2009 Goals        In charge     Partners        2009     Funding   Completed
          Goals                                                                                                                                            Timeline
Physical Infrastructure

Solve inadequate parking in 1) Work w/ SMDC to create                                                                          HBA         East Hillside
Central Hillside            shared parking facilities for their                                                                            CC, SMDC,
                            employees and residents, 2)                                                                                    residents,
                            Encourage owners of multi-unit                                                                                 NHS, City
                            buildings to increase the off-                                                                                 Zoning
                            street alleyway parking                                                                                        efforts
                            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                   Conduct and encourage           Reduce               NHS-CSI     CHUM, City
the neighborhood            programs by organizing                        attendance at monthly city-wide burglaries and                   police
                            interested neighborhood                       CSI meetings, encourage         muggings
                            residents and local law                       summer block parties, expand
                            enforcement officers who are                  block watch formation, track
                            familiar with the neighborhood                crime data, respond to hotspots
                            and the citizen watch group.                  (SARA)
                                   Provide for better street and 1) Develop a lighting plan for            2) determine if     NHS-CSI     City,
                                   area lighting throughout the  blocks that need new street               crimes are at                   residents
                                   neighborhood.                 lights and submit to the City of          night
                                                                 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                Identify vacant                 City, NHS,
other vacant/blighted areas adjacent property owners and         taxes needs to be resolved                and foreclosed                  St. Louis
to reduce loitering and other encourage other vacant lots to before moving forward                         properties in                   Cnty
crime-related behaviors        be developed, 2) Transform                                                  SNAP areas;
                               available vacant areas into                                                 work with city,
                               community parking lots or                                                   county tax
                               garden areas.                                                               office, land
                                                                                                           owners and
                                                                                                           neighbors, to
                                                                                                           demolish and

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           Goals                                                                                                                                             Timeline
Increase pedestrian and            1) Post speed warnings and/or          1) and 2) 6th Ave East, 7th                           Fit City?   MIC/ARDC,
vehicular safety                   add stop signs in high                 Street,, 4th Street, 3) 2nd and                                   ISD709,
                                   pedestrian areas, 2) Create            3rd Streets to 2-way, as well as                                  Johnson
                                   more visible crosswalks near           6th Avenue East below 3rd                                         Controls,
                                   Nettleton School and other                                                                               neighbors,
                                   major crossing areas, 3) Explore                                                                         FitCity, bike
                                   converting one-way traffic routes                                                                        clubs, 3) City
                                   into two-way routes for better                                                                           engineers
                                   vehicular circulation and to slow
                                   down traffic.

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  CH Revitalization Plans                      Description                        Details                2009 Goals        In charge     Partners       2009     Funding   Completed
          Goals                                                                                                                                       Timeline
Physical Infrastructure

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

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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details                   2009 Goals             In Charge   Partners           2009       Funding         Completed
Goals                                                                                                                                (current,          Timeline
                                                                                  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Lincoln Park neighborhood             Expansions to existing and        1) Offer incentives and   1) Duluth @ Work - 1) Duluth @
                                                                                                                              1) Econ Dev Comm,                    1) CDBG,
has businesses that are              new businesses will provide        funding through local                                 City, SOAR, CHUM,
                                                                                                  25% asset increase Work & LPBG,                                  LISC, 2) New
                                     more job opportunities to          and state agencies,       w/in 3 yrs 2)      At Home  NYS, LISC, NEEF -                    Mkt Tax
easily accessible and
                                                                                                                              CREATE artists &
supply convenience, but              residents, offer fair wages,       including down-           Implement          Economic Dev                                  Credits,
also provide the                     decrease area poverty and          payment assistance        Business Retention Committee, 2)
opportunity for residents to         bring in more economic             and loan availability,    and Expansion>     LPBG     Businesses                           equity, Zeppa
invest in their local                vitality to the neighborhood.      with priority given to                                programs 2) LISC,                    Foundation,
                                                                        entrepreneurs from                                    Duluth Area                          etc.
                                                                        within the                                            Chamber of
                                                                        neighborhood.? 2) ID                                  Commerce, MN
                                                                        and grow spin-off                                     Power, HRA, banks,
                                                                                                                              construction cos,
                                                                        businesses for job
                                                                                                                              existing business
                                                                        creation re: Heritage                                 owners, City, DEED,
                                                                        Sports Center/Clyde                                   (cont. below)DEDA,
                                                                        Park development                                      Conbi Northspan,
                                                                                                                              and univ of MN
Identify and create                  1)ID and educate interested   Marketing and           1) Work with LPBG 1) NE            Econ Dev
connections to support and           residents re: how to start up Outreach needed -       to market, perform Entrepreneur    Committee, LISC,
increase the development of          a home-based businesses       integrated into current intake services, 2) Fund, 2) LPBG, Duluth Area
                                                                                                                              Chamber of
home-based businesses                and the benefits of working   promotions as much as promote the 'At       3) LPBG
                                                                                                                              Commerce, MN
throughout the                       and living in the same        possible                Home' Storefront                   Power, HRA, banks,
neighborhood. Improve the            proximity, 2) Sell the                                Enhancement                        construction cos,
storefronts of existing              storefront rehabilitation                             program resulting                  existing business
                                     product with incentives for                           in 1 or 2 new                      owners, City, 3C?
businesses and encourage
                                     business owners who comply.                           storefront loans                   _______________
development of lower-level                                                                                                    Partner-LPBG for
                                     3) Create connections &                               processed, 3) Add
retail and upper-level                                                                                                        item 1
                                     promote the development of                            new or expand
residential units.
                                     mixed-use properties that                                    current businesses
                                     reflect the character of the                                 to the district with
                                     neighborhood and use of new                                  a total square
                                     Unified Development Code                                     footage of at least
                                     (City)                                                       1,000 sq ft

Create a cooperative &/or  1) Sell the benefits to                      Needs development of      Determine efficacy LPBG                                          LISC? Ext
association of similar     businesses 2) Research and                   concept and need by       and complete                                                     office?
                           approach businesses to
business types for retention                                            LPBG                      research in 2009,
and/or expansion           create more partners to                                                primarily foe BR
                           implement RevitalizationPlan                                           and E
                           and identify gaps/needs, 3)
                           work with UMD Extension
Establish and/or promote a Contact area banks and                       Primary use will be for   Explore possible fit LPBG & NEEF   UMD School of                 Lake
grant &/or loan program    federal agencies to create new               working capital and       of loan program                    Business,                     Superior
for small businesses in    loan and grant programs;                     expansions. Could be a    with BID dev.in                    Northspan, APEX,              Iniative
Lincoln Park               'sell' in LP area                            micro-loan program.       '09. Begin survey                  Banks, DEDA
                                                                                                  in late '09 or early

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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details                    2009 Goals           In Charge      Partners           2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                                  (current,          Timeline
Re-use empty buildings or            Include analysis of prep of        Review and update          Advocate with        LPBG           Northspan, City of                      Mohaupt,
underutilized properties to          building, land sites               inventory of buildings     Duluth City                         Duluth, Chamber,                        Stewarts,
develop new business                                                    and properties that are    Council, Mayor                      NHS Duluth, At                          Heritage
districts that will create                                              potential economic         and other city                      Home Econ Dev                           Sports
more jobs within the                                                    development                officials re:                       Comm, ISD709                            Center
community                                                               opportunities; identify    Concourse,                          properties, DEDA
                                                                        potential                  Garfield Ave and                    (Garfield), APEX,
                                                                        tenants/purchasers         Clyde Park                          DEED, private
                                                                        and implement.                                                 developers
                                                                        Complete initial
                                                                        incubator feasibility
                                                                        and imple.
Improve                              1) Investigate car-sharing, 2)     Infrastructure             29th Avenue Safe LPBG's             ARDC/MIC, City,                         Car-sharing
transportation/accessibility         Contact the City's Building        Committee established;     Route Corridor     Infrastructure   Public Works,                           not feasible
w/in LP for jobs, retail and         Code Department to ensure          advocate with the          designed; new DTA Comm              ISD709, DTA,                            at this time
sports facilities                    accessibility requirements are     Duluth City Council,       routes added.                       FitCity, CAD,                           (ie HourCar),
                                     being met, 3) Work with the        Mayor and other city       Create an                           Chamber                                 Jumpstart
                                     DTA to create subsidized bus       officials; Build on West   comprehensive                                                               begun by
                                     passes for working residents       Middle School              plan for                                                                    CAD
                                     and to provide alternative         Development, Safe          transportation and
                                     bus routes, 4)Complete West        Routes to School,          infvrastructure
                                     Superior St Overlay, 5. Create     FitCity, and resurfacing   within Lincoln
                                     29th Ave Safe route corridor.      of Superior St;            Park district by
                                                                        complete research of       end of '09
                                                                        new alternate bus
                                                                        routes and present
                                                                        concept plan to DTA

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

                                                                        Homeowner rehab -          Implement at          HRA & NHS Comfort
                                                                        loans                      least 30 loans in               Systems, MP,
                                                                                                   Lincoln Park                    AEOA, Banks,

                                                                        Purchase                   Implement at         HRA & NCLT Comfort
                                                                        rehab/resale;              least five as part              Systems, MP,
                                                                        foreclosures               of NSP-funded                   AEOA, Banks,
                                                                                                   activities                      NCLT, NHS,

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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details                 2009 Goals           In Charge         Partners            2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                                  (current,           Timeline
                                                                        Rental rehab -          ?????                HRA & AEOA Comfort
                                                                        weatherization and                                      Systems, MP,
                                                                        energy loans                                            Banks, NCLT,
                                                                                                                                Mn Hsg
                                                          Employee assisted       1-2 dp loans                            NHS          SMDC, LISC
                                                          housing - HOPE
Establish a home           1) Develop neighborhood        Lincoln Park has        1) 3, 2) #s?                            NHS          volunteers - CC,
improvement program for    volunteer programs that        access to full array of                                                      area churches, At
necessary maintenance and assist with exterior            NHS programs, as well                                                        Home Housing
renovation upgrades for    improvement projects, such     as MHFA Fix-up Fund                                                          Committee,
home owners and invest     as painting, seasonal clean- loans. Neighborhood                                                            Northland
property owners to improve ups and "haul away" days for will hold annual clean-                                                        Foundation/Valsp
the overall quality of     furniture or large appliances, up for furniture/large                                                       ar Paints for
                           2) Create a small loan or      applicnces. NHS                                                              future
                           grant program to encourage operates a single repair
                           home owners to improve their program using it
                           housing condition.             NWRLF.

Reduce housing density               1) conduct a survey of all         Vacant, blighted,       Complete,            1) NHS &          NCLT, NHS, At                            Survey
throughout the                       dilapidated or abandoned           foreclosed properties   update survey in     HRA, 2) City      Home Housing                             completed,
neighborhood                         properties and discuss             - fix or demolish;      2009. Identify       of Duluth, 3)     Committee, St                            City and
                                     splitting those lots between       zoning process re:      dimensions re:       NHS               Louis Cnty, City                         NHS
                                     existing landowners, 2)            development of lots     lots too small for                     Planning, LPBG                           mapped for
                                     Review setback and lot size                                development.                           & Commuity                               SNAP
                                     requirements for all new                                   Contact                                Gardens, review
                                     housing projects to ensure
                                                                                                contiguous                             nat'l vacant
                                     appropriate density, 3) set up
                                                                                                property owners                        prop study
                                     a neighborhood architectural
                                                                                                to determine                           recommendatio
                                     review process w/ incentives
                                                                                                interest.                              ns, Form-based
                                                                                                                                       codes, Habitat
                                                                                                                                       for Humanity

Provide housing                      1) identify potential               conduct survey of      ReUse survey         BHS, HRA &        HRA, ISD709,
opportunities for the                properties for senior housing      seniors re: needs;      completed.           CHUM as           Benedictine Heath
retirement community and             units, 2) set up a committee       convene/participate     Market study         Village Center,   System, CHUM,
assisted living facilities for       to coordinate housing efforts      in Lincoln School       complete.            LLC               Johnson Controls,
the elderly population               within the senior community        Reuse                   Architectural                          Holy Family
                                                                                                rendering                              Catholic Church,
                                                                                                complete.                              LISC

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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details                   2009 Goals       In Charge   Partners             2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                          (current,            Timeline
Provide better living                1) work with the City's             Establish                Rebuild Tenant's CHUM        City Police, Fire,
conditions for low income            Building Safety Dept to            relationship with         Assn with help of            NHS, CC, City
residents, specifically for          ensure that housing codes          City Building Safety      Char Klun w/                 Attorney, area
the rental population                are being enforced, and that       Dept to insure            regular monthly              churches, At
                                     inspections and licensing          enforcement;              meetings with                Home Housing
                                     requirements are being met,        Tenant's Association      growing turnout,             Committee, City
                                     2) enforce fair housing laws       established,              special                      Bldg Safety, Hsg
                                     and educate landlords on                                                                  Access Ctr, HRA,
                                                                        Nuisance Ordinance,       education,
                                     their responsibility to not                                                               CHUM w/ CSI
                                                                        Tenants Remedies          landlord
                                     discriminate, 3) work with                                                                team, LISC
                                                                        Act worked on with        meetings to
                                     local housing organizations
                                                                        City, landlords,          accomplish items
                                     to provide better rental
                                     vouchers/assistance for
                                                                        community police          from Action list.
                                     livable rental space (not
                                     substandard), 4) set up
                                     programs with organizations
                                     to create spaces for long term
                                     affordable housing for people
                                     at risk

                                                                                  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Develop a new community                                                 1) Conduct a                                           CHUM, NHS,                                Harrison
center (or build onto the                                               neighborhood survey                                    United Way (youth                         rebuilt in
existing one) that will                                                 to find out the needs                                  organiz), CC, B&                          2008,
increase services and                                                   of the community, 2)                                   G Club, DAI,                              Heritage
activities for families,                                                Initiate a citizen                                     DAYC, At Home                             Sports
seniors and children in LP                                              leadership group                                       Core Partners                             opened in
                                                                        that will coordinate                                                                             2009; Clyde
                                                                        service related                                                                                  Park late 09
                                                                        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

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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details                 2009 Goals          In ChargePartners           2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                        (current,          Timeline
Increase community events Create list of desired new                    1) begin discussions Maintain and      NHS & LPBG as City, Salvation    Events:
in the park and add          community events and                       with the City's Park keep current      convenors     Army, B&G Club,
recreational fields to       programs                                   and Recreation       LPBG website, as                Heritage, Harrison
encourage sports and                                                    Department to create well as placing a               CC, United Way
outdoor events to stay local                                            new sports fields    listing of vacant               re: City/ISD709,
                                                                        and/or a skate park, properties and                  DYAC, DAI,
                                                                        2) Work with area    job openings on                 Community
                                                                                                                             Gardens, ISD709
                                                                        schools and colleges    the website in
                                                                        to coordinate           collaboration
                                                                        specialty events such   with NorthSpan.
                                                                        as Art in the Park ,    Events to
                                                                        outdoor                 include: Flower
                                                                        environmental           Fest (NHS w/
                                                                        classes, fishing        CC), Spring
                                                                        workshops and           Cleanup (CC),
                                                                        seasonal                Community
                                                                        picnics/carnivals, 3)   Gardening
                                                                        ask local businesses    (Comm Garden
                                                                        to donate items to      Project and
                                                                        support events, 4)      UMD), Events
                                                                        promote Heritage        (Walleye Fishing,
                                                                        Sports Center           Turkey Bingo,
                                                                        activities,             Bike Race, Clean
                                                                                                Sweep - LPBG)

Promote a safer, cleaner             1) initiate a                                              3) on hold, 4)      1) and 2) - LP     City police, NHS,             1) Lincoln
and more friendly                    neighborhood/citizen watch                                 monthly citywide    Citizens Patrol,   LPBG, At Home                 Park
atmosphere that is                   program between area                                       CSI meetings, as    3) on hold, 4)     partners, CSI,                Citizen's
characteristic of a close            residents and local law                                    well as Block       LPCP & LPBG,       Harrison CC                   Patrol
knit community                       enforcement officers, 2)                                   Watch events        5) LPBG                                          established
                                     develop periodic block                                     organized                                                            and
                                     gatherings to encourage                                    through the LP                                                       growing, 2)
                                     neighbor interaction, 3)
                                                                                                Citizens Patrol                                                      Block
                                     coordinate a 'welcome wagon'
                                                                                                                                                                     Watch and
                                     to welcome newcomers into
                                                                                                                                                                     NNO events
                                     LP, 4) Host neighborhood
                                     walks to tour the sidewalks,
                                     clean up graffiti & trash, and
                                                                                                                                                                     each year
                                     promote overall safety, 5)
                                     Develop an "Adopt a Barrel"

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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details              2009 Goals            In Charge        Partners             2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                               (current,            Timeline
Repair inadequate local              Conduct survey of all            Submit list to the     Do list of priorities for Community    NHS in SNAP
streets, alleys, sidewalks,          rundown or in need of repair City of Duluth, City       repair. W Suprior         Club-LPBG    areas, City of
                                     streets, alleys, walks and                              resurfacing and                        Duluth, Citizen
storm and sanitary sewers,                                           Streets program and
                                                                                             finding funding for
and bridge structures                sewers and list with priorities advocate for                                                   Patrol,
                                                                                             street scape
                                                                   shortened repair          amenitiesr-street
                                                                   schedule; establish       lights and benches                     Comm

Increase the neighborhood            1) create a neighborhood      Infrastructure
                                                                   1 & 2) Infrastructure Create 29th Ave           LPBG's          NHS, City, Parks
connection with Clyde Iron           circulation plan that         Committee 3) LPBG Safe route                    Infrastructure and Rec
Park and other green                 incorporates better           entryway signage      corridor                  and Street-
spaces by creating better            pedestrian, vehicular, and    through Early Action Identify locations         scape/Beautiti-
circulation routes. Enhance          public access to the Clyde    Grant, 4)    5)       and resources             fication
the overall streetscape              Iron Park, 2) Develop a       community garden      for urban                 Committee
appearance, gateway                  lighting plan for blocks that                       coomunity
                                     need new street lights and
entrances, and                                                                           gardens with a
                                     submit to the City of Duluth,
neighborhood green spaces                                                                commercial
                                     3) Identify key entry points
by improving signage,                                                                    comonent in
                                     into the neighborhood, begin
adding boulevard trees and                                                               2010
                                     schematic designs for
street lighting, and                 gateway landmarks/icons,
maintaining parks and                build, 4) Coordinate a parks
trailheads                           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

Increase pedestrian and              Reduce accidents                   1) Conduct a traffic Planning and          LPBG's           City, City Police,                        Harrison
vehicular safety                                                        study to identify    identify              Infrastructure   MIC, Harrison                             Xing
                                                                        intersections and    resources 09,         Comm             CC/Neighbors w/
                                                                        corridors that need                                         HOPE,ARDC, MIC
                                                                        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

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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details                   2009 Goals          In Charge       Partners           2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                                 (current,          Timeline
Remove blight from the               Determine blighted buildings       1) conduct a street by     1)Update blight      NHS           HRA, City, Police,                      Blight survey
neighborhood                                                            street survey of          survey, pick up in                  AT Home Hsg                             complete in
                                                                        abandoned or neglected    expanded SNAP                       Comm, NCLT                              SNAP areas.
                                                                        buildings, and vacant     areas / vacant lots,
                                                                        lots that need            2) expand citizens
                                                                        attention, 2) begin a     patrol for drug
                                                                        neighborhood task         activities/loitering.
                                                                        force to address          3) refer buidlings
                                                                        loitering and drug        to HRA for
                                                                        activities, and to        demolition;
                                                                        remove rubble and         promote DOORS
                                                                        garbage from targeted     program (when
                                                                        areas, 3) begin           funded) for demo of
                                                                        demolition on buildings   garages/small
                                                                        that cannot be salvaged   structures.

New Activities
Western Middle School                Determine placement on site,                                 Complete by 2009    NHS/ISD 709
Placement                            orientation integration with
                                     neighborhood and overall
Marketing LP                         Community Leadership                                         Complete by 2009    NHS
                                     Connecting the Dots III            Serve on committee to                  26-Sep LISC, At Home
                                                                        implement                                     Partners

updated 3-12-09

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MP Revitalization Plan                         Description                                                     Details                                                       2009 Goals                            In Charge      Partners          2009     Funding   Completed
       Goals                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Timeline
                                                                                                                                  Improve Housing Stock
1. Upgrade and maintain    1. Establish a neighborhood housing-                  Publicize and outreach to homeowners and landlords through            Complete two homeownership rehabs and one rental HRA & NHS              At Home
existing single family     improvement program that assists with renter          flyering, posters, and direct mail in April, and enhanced             rehab in 2009. Due to concrete block construction,                      Housing
homes, multifamily units   and homeowner associations and exterior               electronic presence on Facebook in order to improve both              explore alternative heating systems and                                 Committeee,
and apartments             improvements - Publicize and market availability      interior and exterior conditions.                                     weatherization applications. Share at August picnic                     Comfort
                           of homeowner rehab, rental rehab loans and                                                                                  event.                                                                  Systems, MP
                           grants.                                                                                                                                                                                             (Dean Talbot),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               AEOA, Banks,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MN Housing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               City's Bldg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Safety Dept re:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               code violations,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alliance re: in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               floor heating,
                           2. Create a neighborhood development steering         1) Because of their unique historical perspective, include            1) create a volunteer grp to organize and assist with Morgan Park       NHS, CHUM,
                           committee to provide guidelines for new               residents who have been in MP the longest, 2) research                seasonal cleanups, painting programs (ie trim paint    Board of         Historic
                           development and housing preservation within           current planning and zoning requirements, 3) develop a                on 88th) and haul away days for furniture and/or large Directors        Preservation
                           the neighborhood                                      reporting procedure for the steering committee, 4) create             appliances, 2) contact landlords, renters and                           groups,
                                                                                 guidelines for new hsg development - lot sizes, spatial               homeowners to address requirements of shared-                           community club,
                                                                                 standards, density, height restrictions, bldg materials and           usage agreements and homeowners assns.,3) find a                        landlords,
                                                                                 design elements, 5) create guidelines for historic                    legal rep who specializes in contractual agreements                     churches,
                                                                                 preservation - how to preserve, new additions and historic            between owners & renters of housing units;                              NCLT, CAD for
                                                                                 appropriateness, demolition procedures, 6) research grants            determine the bylaws and committee members of                           1st X
                                                                                 and other funding assistance to help establish program                new assns, 4) ensure rental units are up to code by                     homebuyers
                                                                                                                                                       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).

                           3. Homeownership Assistance                           FAIM, homebuyer education, outreach to realtors on                    Five units in 2009                                        CAD, NHS
                                                                                 available programs
                           4.Historic Preservation; Historic District/Plan for 1) create a neighborhood committee to lead the effort, 2) contact       Implement survey to determine support for historic        Morgan Park   National Trust
                           US Steel homes                                      the MN Historical Society, Duluth Preservation Alliance, Duluth         district designation and land mark designations.          Community     for Historic
                                                                               Heritage Presevation Commission for assistance and advice; find         Establish feasibility in 09 and determine "sell" points   Club,         Preservation
                                                                               out parameters/requirements for development of a historic district,     (ie economic incentives, tax credits for landlords).                    (Chris Morris @
                                                                               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                                                                                 Midwest office),
                                                                               historic places district, 4) work w/ the City of Duluth Heritage                                                                                MN State
                                                                               Preservation Commission to establish the historic district                                                                                      Historical
                                                                               boundaries and to designate MP as a local historic district.                                                                                    Society, Duluth
                                                                               Determine which properties will be included in the district (renter-                                                                            Preservation
                                                                               occupied vs owner-occupied homes, or the 88th Ave corridor only,                                                                                Alliance, MN
                                                                               etc)., 5) study other districts or "centers of excellence" for                                                                                  Preserv
                                                                               similarities, challenges, and successes (local cities, within region                                                                            Alliance
                                                                               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                                                                               and Morgan
                                                                               of 2009.                                                                                                                                        Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Club, Valspar,

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MP Revitalization Plan                 Description                                                               Details                                           2009 Goals                          In Charge      Partners         2009     Funding   Completed
          Goals                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Timeline
2. Increase the number Purchase rehab/resale                                    1) ID potential properties for owner                          Properties are identified                              HRA & NCLT,   At Home
of owner-occupied                                                               conversions (demo project?), 2)                                and downpayment/loan                                  WiCC          Housing
                                                                                provide programs or incentives for
dwellings                                                                       downpayment/loan assistance to
                                                                                                                                               incentives are in place.                                            partners,
                                                                                encourage, 3) publicize the                                       We will publicize                                                realtors,
                                                                                availability of homebuyer workshops                           homebuyer workshops in                                               Comfort
                                                                                in Duluth                                                           Morgan Park                                                    Systems, MP,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   AEOA, Banks

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

                          Marketing and Outreach                                Establish Homeowners Association & Renters Association,       Complete all activities in 2009. Community Club will   NHS and       CHUM, At
                                                                                Create program materials, conduct housing fair, distribute    fulfill role of Homeowner's Association and market     MPCC          Home Hsg
                                                                                NeighborWorks brochure                                        neighborhood through brochure to realtors. CHUM                      Committee,
                                                                                                                                              will form Renter's Association.                                      local lenders &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   realtors, AEOA,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Systems, MP

New senior housing                                                              1) Determine need for new sr hsg units through door-to-door Explore private sector options. Develop site list.       HRA and MPCC. churches, NHS,
options -                                                                       survey, 2) ID potential sites, 3) ck zoning requirements, 4) set                                                                   CHUM, Park
condos/townhomes/scho                                                           up committee to coor hsg efforts w/in sr community; ID target                                                                      State Bank
ol reuse                                                                        tenants, 5) ID potential developers and investors, 6) begin
                                                                                schematic design phase ensuring that it fits the character and
                                                                                historic appropriateness of the neighborhood.

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

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

                           Convert Morgan Park Middle School into a              1) Create exploratory committee, 2) conduct study re: bldg      Exploratory committee exists consisting of MP and     ISD709/NHS     At Home          Need to
                           mixed-use building                                    conversion capabilities and cost estimates, 3) ID potential     surrounding neighborhoods. Need to conduct cost                      partners,        discuss
                                                                                 bldg users and contact, 4) review City's compreh land use       studies, review city's comp plan and zoning, id                      MPCC, NHS,       training
                                                                                 plan for compatibility, 5) Ck zoning policy, 6) Contact legal   potnetioal uses. Schedule dependent of acceptance                    Johnson
                                                                                 reps to begin drafting contractual agreements and               of community of closing of facility.                                 Controls - E
                                                                                 ownership/leasing documents, 7) ID construction cos, 8)                                                                              Kaiser, City,
                                                                                 develop strategy plan for phases and implement.                                                                                      DEDA

2. Riverfront              Ideas include marina, boat rentals, fishing           1) Create a steering committee, 2) ID exact boundaries of       Dependent on sale of U.S. Steel property sometime     MP Steering   DEDA, St.
development                charters; related issues include water                development area, 3) ID scale and possible types of use, 4)     in 09 or 10.                                          Committee,NHS Louis River
                           quality/polution, land acquisition, riverfront        study current studies and zoning requirements, 5) ID                                                                  .             Citizens Group,
                           access, development funds developer and need          environmental issues like pollution and wildlife habitat, 6)                                                                        UMD, Judy
                                                                                 Obtain public input, 7) determine primary users, 8) discuss                                                                         Gibbs and
                                                                                 construction impacts on community and decide if project                                                                             Northshore
                                                                                 should be built in phases or all at once (Due to pollution                                                                          Hiking Trail
                                                                                 issues, only viable uses for site are industrial)

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MP Revitalization Plan                         Description                                                   Details                                                    2009 Goals                    In Charge         Partners       2009      Funding   Completed
       Goals                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Timeline
                           Enhance the connection between the St. Louis          1) Determine ownership of land between neighborhood and Complete 1 and 2 in 2009. Identify lead partner. Trail
                           River and the MP neighborhood                         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

3. Increased                                                                     Education/ training for employment                                25% incr in income                              Duluth @ Work City, SOAR,        w/in 3 yrs
Employment                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHUM, LISC
4. Reclaim former Atlas    Work w/ Ikonics, Port Authority; ideas once land      1) Create steering committee, 2) ID potential purchasers, 3)      Check with DEDA for schedule of activities.     DEDA, City,
Cement Site and US         reclaimed - airpark, golf course, garden center       Begin negotiations w/ US Steel, 4) conduct site analysis re:      Dependent on Sale.                              Port Authority,
Steel Site for new         and nursery, interpretive trailway, bicycling         potential contamination areas, demolition, topography,                                                            MPCC, Ikonics
businesses                 center                                                utilities, 5) Determine best reuse of site, 6) obtain public
                                                                                 input, 7) contact potential developers

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

2. Enhance overall         Neighborhood supported beautification projects        1) develop a lighting plan for blocks, bus shelters and areas
streetscape appearance,    to improve image and promote resident pride, ie       that need better pedestrian and/or area lighting, 2) research
neighborhood green         gears moved, flower fest, banners up and              historic lighting standards used at old US Steel plant, 3)
spaces and improve         establish Anderson Park                               coord a parks assessment committee to address
lighting throughout the                                                          maintenance of inadequate green spaces in the
neighborhood                                                                     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                                                       Details                                                2009 Goals      In Charge        Partners        2009     Funding   Completed
          Goals                                                                                                                                                                                                   Timeline
3. Efforts to connect MP Plant new crabapple trees along Grand Ave,                                                                              Banners completed in 2009
with neighboring         banners, standardized lightpoles
communities along
Grand Avenue and St.
Louis River

                             conversion of railroad corridors into new trailway                                                                                                 MN Rails to      Judy Gibbs
                             systems                                                                                                                                            Trails system,

                             WW Trail Extension project                           Remapping and proposal for pedestrian trail                                                   UMD students     Judy Gibbs,
                                                                                                                                                                                (Follis)         MIC/ARDC,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 DART, Fit City

                             New railroad corridor                                Light rail proposals
                                                                                                                                    Community Goals
1. Promote a safer,          1) Continue to support the neighborhood Citizen                                                                                                    MPCC             NHS, At
cleaner, and more            patrol watch program and recruit more                                                                                                                               Home
friendly atmosphere          volunteers, 2) Get involved w/ and encourage                                                                                                                        partners,
characteristic of a close-   more neighbor participation in CC events, such
knit community               as cleanup days, 3) organize block
                             gatherings/neighborhood socials to encourage
                             new neighbor interaction

2. Increase                  1) initiate a citizen leadership group that will                                                                                                                    United Way
neighborhood services        conduct a neighborhood survey to find out the                                                                                                                       Youth
and programming for          service needs of the community, and that will                                                                                                                       Agencies, ISD
youth, family and seniors    help coordinate new programming events, 2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 709, City,
for MP residents and         assess the condition of the Goodfellowship
surrounding                  Community Ctr for potential improvements, 3)
communities                  establish possible new locations for community                                                                                                                      Environmental
                             grps to meet, 4) work with Service Learning                                                                                                                         organizations
                             participants to assess goals for SL Grant and
                             revitalization efforts, 5) participate in nearby
                             district activities to strengthen bonds between
                             adjacent neighborhoods

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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