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  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    implement process                             and livability, and that creates              Codes                             loans (NHS, LISC), D@W     designs
income residents and                                                    jobs: 1) Revise planning codes                process; 2                                                   and get
Facilitate business                                                     to encourage flexible                         and 3 .                                                      HBA up
development and                                                         development as it applies to                  Support                                                      and running
expansion that respects                                                 the neighborhood (ex reduced                  implementatio
existing neighborhood                                                   parking, setback requirements)                n of form-
character and provides                                                   2) Ensure value and protection               based zoning
needed goods and services                                               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
                                                                        East
                                 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
                                 commercial properties to               list of available properties, 3) Identify     or 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)                       improve-     Façade               FitCity, MIC, Johnson
                                 places by encouraging mixed-           Support the creation of                       ments on 4th Improvement          Controls/ISD709, City;
                                 uses that fit within the               gathering places and physical                 St.                               Chester Cr entryway
                                 neighborhood character.                improvements
                                 Promote opportunities for new
                                 shops and restaurants at street
                                 level with housing above.
                                 Visually improve local business
                                 districts.




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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               feasibility study                 create
                                 owners' growth and stability for                                         commerical
                                 future entrepreneurs wanting to                                          inventory
                                 start 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
                                 activities
                                 Establish ongoing dialogue with        1) Approach key elected             Determine if East Hillside        EH CC, At Home,
                                 medical district institutions to       officials to set up meetings with   still a priority Community        LISC, Duluth at Work,
                                 create a Health Alliance with the      residents and medical district      with CC          Club             NHS
                                 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
                                                                        residents into entry level          obtain jobs;
                                                                        positions and support their         work on
                                                                        advancement and success.            crime prev
                                                                                                            and other
                                                                                                            priorities from
                                                                                                            hospitals

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




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  EH Revitalization Plan                                                                                                                          Partners         2009
          Goals                             Description                          Details                 2009 Goals            In Charge     (current/potential) Timeline   Funding     Completed
                                 Expand housing/home               1) Inform neighborhood renter       Fannie Mae           NHS, CAD       NCLT, WCDO, At Home Sept.
                                 ownership opportunities for       households in these target          unavailable          (FAIM)         Hsg Comm, Emerging
                                 families and people of color      markets of homebuyer                as a partner.                       Markets Task Force,
                                 through home buyer education,     education and down payment          Organize one                        HRA
                                 outreach, as well as              assistance, 2) work with local      homebuyer
                                 development and delivery of       religious institutions and          education
                                 programs to assist emerging       Fannie Mae to develop new           class in EH in
                                 market populations.               financing tools for these           2009. Flyer
                                                                   markets and reach out to            neighborhood
                                                                   potential home buyers, 3) Host      s to reach
                                                                   home buyer education classes        renters;
                                                                   in EH (30, resulting in 10-15       assist 30
                                                                   buyers)                             households
                                 Ensure availability of resources 1) Establish neighborhood            At least five        NHS, CHUM      HRA, At Home Housing Sept.
                                 to improve and maintain existing small grant program for              rehabilitations                     Committee, Comfort
                                 housing properties in EH. At      exterior improvements, 2)            should occur                       Systems, MP, AEOA,
                                 least five rehabilitations should Support continued participation     each year w/                        Banks, United Way, CSS
                                 occur each year w/ an emphasis and 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               from various
                                                                   projects in EH (need                agencies in
                                                                   partners/sponsors), 6) Host         09. Apply for
                                                                   community meetings with City        DOORS
                                                                   code officials to improve           funds in July
                                                                   information exchange and            2009. f
                                 Develop and implement strategy accountability. of
                                                                   1) Develop a list                   Provide in
                                                                                                       Update listlist of   NHS & HRA      NCLT & At Home                             1) List
                                 for re-use of vacant/blighted     vacant/blighted properties, 2)      2009. Identify                      Housing Committee                          completed
                                                                                                       best options for
                                 properties. Create at least five  ID potential re-uses/feasibility,   reuse. Include in
                                 home ownership units per year     3) Develop sources and              NSP or Campus
                                 as a result of this activity.     budgets for feasible properties,    Neigh.
                                                                   4) 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,      Nov.
                                 redevelopment/rehabilitation of        funds to development efforts to     Preservation                 Mn 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                      from NHS
                                 residents                              home buyer education targeted       HRA rental
                                                                        at encouraging purchase/rehab       rehab
                                                                        of duplexes and triplexes, 3)       program;
                                                                        Support efforts to establish a      Complete 2-3
                                                                        Preservation Loan Fund to           properties
                                                                        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
                                 and women in all housing                                                                                from 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
                                                                                                   stable
                                                                                                   management
                                 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                                                                                       & summer     Collaborative     Way, CHUM, local
youth, teenagers, family                                                                                  programs @                     churches, NHS, EHCC,
and neighbors to gather in                                                                                Grant Rec w/                   City of Duluth; 6th Ave
safe places at appropriate                                                                                YW, Vista                      E, bike and walkability
times, 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
that's a healthy place to        of what a Health District is from                                      City                             include NHS
live, work, and play through     neighborhood residents,                                                partnership;                     neighborhood brochure,
the designation of the           businesses, At Home partners                                           create a                         Fit City efforts
neighborhood as a Health                                                                                resolution for
District.                                                                                               City's
                                                                                                        designation
                                                                                                        for East
                                                                                                        Hillside
                                 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
                                                                                                        connectivity
                                 Work with local universities,          1) Assist in the implementation trash             Campus         CHUM re: Renters
                                 colleges, and new residents to         of six events per year          cleanup,          Neighbors'     association, Landlord
                                 create activities that bring           consisting of neighborhood and plantings,         'potlucks'     education, NHS; UMD,
                                 students, neighbors together for       family gatherings or program to Creek                            CSS, Keep America
                                 community improvement                  implement landscaping of        Cleanup; At                      Beautiful campaign,
                                                                        public places, community        Home BB                          SHIP health promotion
                                                                        gardening opportunities with    outreach                         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            relationship-
                                                                        could be inserted on expansion      building
                                                                        and development
                                                                        opportunities, 3) Explore
                                                                        hosting joint events to address
                                                                        community employment and
                                                                        health issues, 4) Convene
                                                                        potential health/medical
                                                                        partners in the broader working
                                                                        relationship to improve the
                                                                        health of the neighborhood and
                                                                        its residents, 5) Continue
                                                                        Hillside Homeownership
                                                                        incentive program (HIP)

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




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  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              agencies, including down-              4th Street Plan as active,        preserved; 2)                    businesses,
supply convenience, but            payment assistance and loan            guiding documents                 work with City                   City, NE
also provide the opportunity       availability, with priority given to                                     on form-based                    Entrepreneur
for residents to invest in         entrepreneurs from w/in the                                              codes for                         Fund,
their local community -            neighborhood                                                             flexibility in                   Storefront
small retail, cafes, grocery.                                                                               promoting CH                     loans, NHS,
                                                                                                            to businesses,                   Zeppa,D@W
                                                                                                            as well as                       , residents
                                                                                                            pleasing 'look'                  to patronize,
                                                                                                            about the                        At Home
                                                                                                            business district                Econ Dev
                                                                                                                                             Comm
                                   Develop Arts and Cultural              Create an action strategy         1) Consultant    DSADDC          NHS and
                                   District                                                                 hired by May                     other funders
                                                                                                            w/
                                                                                                            implementation
                                                                                                             before years
                                                                                                            end, 2) hold
                                                                                                            two events in
                                                                                                            CH, 3)
                                                                                                            determine
                                                                                                            use/availability
                                                                                                            of ISD709 bldgs

Increase the opportunities         1) Develop funded job training         Note: do we know # of CH           D at W is 25%      1) Duluth    SOAR,
of 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,
training and skill                 emphasis on training for               businesses exist or will in the                       Entreprene   LISC, City,
development.                       businesses and services within         future? What about                                    ur Fund      NHS
                                   or close to the Central Hillside       employment from home? Who
                                   neighborhood, 2) Establish             are the key officials? Any
                                   partnerships with the                  particular reason that residents
                                   neighborhood medical                   are not applying directly with
                                   institutions for job training          HR at hospitals and related
                                   opportunities, 3) Approach key         businesses? Any success?
                                   officials to set up meetings with
                                   residents and business
                                   contacts.




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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               2) Initiate car-sharing                                                                 committee
getting to and from work           cooperatives, 3) Create a
and will broaden the area in       recycling program for used
which they can pursue              bicycles for residents
employment.
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,
units.                             2) 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                     for owner conversions. 2)              ownership, increased home          ID potential         NCLT      Comfort
residences. Achieving a            Provide programs or incentives         ownership and longevity, less      conversions in                 Systems,
higher owner-occupied              for down payment and loan              transient and less turnover; ex.   CH                             MP, AEOA,
percentage will provide            assistance to encourage first          restoration and sale:                                             Banks, NCLT
more stability in the              time buyers to pursue home             homeowner rehab loans,
neighborhood.                      ownership                              purchase rehab/resale, ISD709
                                                                          properties
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)                                                    publicize               Home
Central Hillside properties        Increase housing rental                                                   programs, 2)            Housing
more affordable.                   vouchers, 3) Publicize the                                                sell/rent               Committee,
                                   availability of incentive                                                 affordable NHS          realtors,
                                   programs and homebuyer                                                    condos,WiCC             lendors,
                                   workshops.                                                                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              license requirements, 2)                                                  Homebuyer          HRA &       MP, AEOA,
and renovation upgrades.           Encourage renters and owners                                              education,         NHS #s,     Banks,
                                   to maintain their homes by                                                downpayment        3)          CAD, NCLT,
                                   offering loans and other                                                  and closing        DOORS,      Mn Hsg,
                                   assistance programs directed at                                           cost               4) NHS &    Hsg Access
                                   improving housing conditions,                                             assistance,        CC, 5)      Ctr
                                   3) establish a small grant                                                homeowner          CHUM
                                   program for exterior                                                      assistance
                                   improvements, 4) develop
                                   volunteer programs that assist
                                   with seasonal clean-ups and
                                   haul-away projects, implement
                                   community-based paint
                                   programs, 5) Tenant's
                                   Remedies Act




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           Goals                                                                                                                                    Timeline
Housing Goals continued:
Develop new housing infill  1) Create a list of                                                        ID and then         1) NHS 2) Hsg Access,
in 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
                                                                                                                           Hsg
                                                                                                                           Comm
Provide better living              1) Enforce fair housing laws                                                            1) CHUM NHS, NCLT
conditions and rental              and educate landlords on their                                                          & City, 2)
opportunities for the rental       responsibility to not                                                                   ?, 3)
population.                        discriminate, 2) Work with local                                                        CHUM, 4)
                                   housing organizations to                                                                CHUM, 5)
                                   provide better rental                                                                   CHUM &
                                   vouchers/assistance for livable                                                         HRA
                                   rental space (not sub-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.

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




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            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.                y Club, 4)   Alliance',
services to support a              for the youth and elderly to                                        Juneteenth,         ?            YM, YW,
diverse community.                 ensure their needs are met, 3)                                      movies in park                   Woodland
                                   Establish new location for                                          Also -                           Hills, IDS709
                                   community groups to meet, 4)                                        Marketing and
                                   Initiate a citizen leadership                                       outreach
                                   group that will arrange events at                                   materials (ex
                                   the Hillside Community Center,                                      brochure) -
                                   Washington Center, Nettleton                                        purpose?
                                   School, Sacred Heart Music                                          Positive
                                   Center, Cascade Park and at                                         articles in print
                                   area churches




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          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
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        encourage other vacant lots to before moving forward                        properties in                   Cnty
other crime-related            be developed, 2) Transform                                                  SNAP areas;
behaviors                      available vacant areas into                                                 work with city,
                               community parking lots or                                                   county tax
                               garden areas.                                                               office, land
                                                                                                           owners and
                                                                                                           neighbors, to
                                                                                                           demolish and
                                                                                                           sell




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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)                                                                                 FitCity, bike
                                   Explore converting one-way                                                                               clubs, 3)
                                   traffic routes into two-way                                                                              City
                                   routes for better vehicular                                                                              engineers
                                   circulation and to slow down
                                   traffic.




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          Goals                                                                                                                                       Timeline
Physical Infrastructure
continued:

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                                                                                of Women
                                   programs that create new green                                                                      Voters,
                                   spaces, 3) Implement an adopt-                                                                      residents
                                   a-garden program with neighbor
                                   volunteers
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
                                                                                                                                       potential)
                                                                                  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     - 25% asset          Work & LPBG,  City, SOAR, CHUM,               LISC, 2) New
                                     more job opportunities to          and state agencies,       increase w/in 3      At Home       NYS, LISC, NEEF -               Mkt Tax
easily accessible and
                                                                                                                                     CREATE artists &
supply convenience, but              residents, offer fair wages,       including down-           yrs 2) Implement     Economic Dev                                  Credits,
                                                                                                                                     Growing
also provide the                     decrease area poverty and          payment assistance        Business             Committee, 2) Neighborhood
                                                                                                                                                                     developer
opportunity for residents            bring in more economic             and loan availability,    Retention and        LPBG          Businesses                      equity,
to invest in their local             vitality to the neighborhood.      with priority given to    Expansion>                         programs 2) LISC,               Zeppa
                                                                        entrepreneurs from                                           Duluth Area                     Foundation,
community.
                                                                        within the                                                   Chamber of                      etc.
                                                                        neighborhood.? 2) ID                                         Commerce, MN
                                                                        and grow spin-off                                            Power, HRA, banks,
                                                                                                                                     construction cos,
                                                                        businesses for job
                                                                                                                                     existing business
                                                                        creation re: Heritage                                        owners, City,
                                                                        Sports Center/Clyde                                          DEED, (cont.
                                                                        Park development                                             below)DEDA, Conbi
                                                                                                                                     Northspan, and
Identify and create                  1)ID and educate interested        Marketing and             1) Work with         1) NE         Econ Dev
connections to support               residents re: how to start up      Outreach needed -         LPBG to market,      Entrepreneur  Committee, LISC,
                                     a home-based businesses            integrated into current   perform intake       Fund, 2)      Duluth Area
and increase the
                                                                                                                                     Chamber of
development of home-                 and the benefits of working        promotions as much        services, 2)         LPBG, 3) LPBG
                                                                                                                                     Commerce, MN
based businesses                     and living in the same             as possible               promote the 'At                    Power, HRA, banks,
throughout the                       proximity, 2) Sell the                                       Home' Storefront                   construction cos,
neighborhood. Improve the            storefront rehabilitation                                    Enhancement                        existing business
                                     product with incentives for                                  program resulting                  owners, City, 3C?
storefronts of existing
                                     business owners who                                          in 1 or 2 new                        _______________
businesses and encourage                                                                                                             Partner-LPBG for
                                     comply. 3) Create                                            storefront loans
development of lower-level                                                                                                           item 1
                                     connections & promote the                                    processed, 3) Add
retail and upper-level
                                     development of mixed-use                                     new or expand
residential units.                   properties that reflect the                                  current
                                     character of the                                             businesses to the
                                     neighborhood and use of                                      district with a
                                     new Unified Development                                      total square
                                     Code (City)                                                  footage of at least
                                                                                                  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?
business types for                   approach businesses to             LPBG                      research in 2009,
retention 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             Contact area banks and             Primary use will be for   Explore possible     LPBG & NEEF     UMD School of                 Lake
a grant &/or loan program            federal agencies to create         working capital and       fit of loan                          Business,                     Superior
for small businesses in              new loan and grant                 expansions. Could be a    program with BID                     Northspan,                    Iniative
Lincoln Park                         programs; 'sell' in LP area        micro-loan program.       dev.in '09. Begin                    APEX, Banks,
                                                                                                  survey in late '09                   DEDA
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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details                 2009 Goals           In Charge     Partners            2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                              (current,           Timeline
                                                                                                                                   potential)
Re-use empty buildings or                                   Review and update
                                     Include analysis of prep of                                Advocate with        LPBG          Northspan, City                          Mohaupt,
underutilized properties to          building, land sites   inventory of buildings              Duluth City                        of Duluth,                               Stewarts,
develop new business                                        and properties that are             Council, Mayor                     Chamber, NHS                             Heritage
districts that will create                                  potential economic                  and other city                     Duluth, At Home                          Sports
more jobs within the                                        development                         officials re:                      Econ Dev Comm,                           Center
community                                                   opportunities; identify             Concourse,                         ISD709
                                                            potential                           Garfield Ave and                   properties, DEDA
                                                            tenants/purchasers                  Clyde Park                         (Garfield), APEX,
                                                            and implement.                                                         DEED, private
                                                            Complete initial                                                       developers
                                                            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                           Route Corridor    Infrastructure   Public Works,                            not feasible
 w/in LP for jobs, retail    Code Department to ensure      established; advocate               designed; new     Comm             ISD709, DTA,                             at this time
and sports facilities        accessibility requirements     with the Duluth City                DTA routes added.                  FitCity, CAD,                            (ie HourCar),
                             are being met, 3) Work with    Council, Mayor and                  Create an                          Chamber                                  Jumpstart
                             the DTA to create subsidized other city officials;                 comprehensive                                                               begun by
                             bus passes for working         Build on West Middle                plan for                                                                    CAD
                             residents and to provide       School Development,                 transportation
                             alternative bus routes,        Safe Routes to School,              and
                             4)Complete West Superior St FitCity, and                           infvrastructure
                             Overlay, 5. Create 29th Ave    resurfacing of                      within Lincoln
                             Safe route corridor.           Superior St; complete               Park district by
                                                            research of new                     end of '09
                                                            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            homebuyers in                      lenders, AEOA,
information and by                   encourage buyers to pursue         donations 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
                                                                                                become
purchase property as
                                                                                                homeowners.
owner occupied.

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




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Goals                                                                                                                           (current,     Timeline
                                                                                                                                potential)
                                                                        Purchase               Implement at         HRA & NCLT Comfort
                                                                        rehab/resale;          least five as part              Systems, MP,
                                                                        foreclosures           of NSP-funded                   AEOA, Banks,
                                                                                               activities                      NCLT, NHS,
                                                                                                                               LISC




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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details               2009 Goals           In Charge         Partners            2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                                (current,           Timeline
                                                                                                                                     potential)
                                                                        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                assist with exterior           NHS programs, as well                                            Home Housing
and renovation upgrades              improvement projects, such     as MHFA Fix-up Fund                                              Committee,
for home owners and                  as painting, seasonal clean- loans. Neighborhood                                                Northland
invest property owners to            ups and "haul away" days for will hold annual clean-                                            Foundation/Valsp
improve the overall quality          furniture or large appliances, up for furniture/large                                           ar Paints for
                                     2) Create a small loan or      applicnces. NHS                                                  future
of housing
                                     grant program to encourage operates a single repair
                                     home owners to improve         program using it
                                     their 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            update survey        HRA, 2) City      Home Housing                             completed,
neighborhood                         properties and discuss             properties - fix or   in 2009. Identify    of Duluth, 3)     Committee, St                            City and
                                     splitting those lots between       demolish; zoning      dimensions re:       NHS               Louis Cnty,                              NHS
                                     existing landowners, 2)            process re:           lots too small for                     City Planning,                           mapped for
                                     Review setback and lot size        development of lots   development.                           LPBG &                                   SNAP
                                     requirements for all new                                 Contact                                Commuity
                                     housing projects to ensure
                                                                                              contiguous                             Gardens,
                                     appropriate density, 3) set
                                                                                              property owners                        review nat'l
                                     up a neighborhood
                                                                                              to determine                           vacant prop
                                     architectural review process
                                                                                              interest.                              study
                                     w/ incentives
                                                                                                                                     recommendatio
                                                                                                                                     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
retirement community and             units, 2) set up a committee       convene/participate   Market study         Village Center,   Heath System,
assisted living facilities for       to coordinate housing efforts      in Lincoln School     complete.            LLC               CHUM, Johnson
the elderly population               within the senior community        Reuse                 Architectural                          Controls, Holy
                                                                                              rendering                              Family Catholic
                                                                                              complete.                              Church, LISC




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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details                2009 Goals         In Charge   Partners             2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                         (current,            Timeline
                                                                                                                              potential)
Provide better living                1) work with the City's             Establish             Rebuild          CHUM          City Police, Fire,
conditions for low income            Building Safety Dept to            relationship with      Tenant's Assn                  NHS, CC, City
residents, specifically for          ensure that housing codes          City Building Safety   with help of                   Attorney, area
the rental population                are being enforced, and that       Dept to insure         Char Klun w/                   churches, At
                                     inspections and licensing          enforcement;           regular monthly                Home Housing
                                     requirements are being met,        Tenant's Association   meetings with                  Committee, City
                                     2) enforce fair housing laws       established,           growing turnout,               Bldg Safety, Hsg
                                     and educate landlords on                                                                 Access Ctr, HRA,
                                                                        Nuisance               special
                                     their responsibility to not                                                              CHUM w/ CSI
                                                                        Ordinance, Tenants     education,
                                     discriminate, 3) work with                                                               team, LISC
                                                                        Remedies Act           landlord
                                     local housing organizations
                                                                        worked on with City,   meetings to
                                     to provide better rental
                                     vouchers/assistance for
                                                                        landlords,             accomplish
                                     livable rental space (not          community police       items from
                                     substandard), 4) set up                                   Action list.
                                     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                                          United Way                                rebuilt in
existing one) that will                                                 survey to find out                                    (youth organiz),                          2008,
increase services and                                                   the needs of the                                      CC, B& G Club,                            Heritage
activities for families,                                                community, 2)                                         DAI, DAYC, At                             Sports
seniors and children in LP                                              Initiate a citizen                                    Home Core                                 opened in
                                                                        leadership group                                      Partners                                  2009;
                                                                        that will coordinate                                                                            Clyde Park
                                                                        service related                                                                                 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 Charge          Partners            2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                                (current,           Timeline
                                                                                                                                     potential)
Increase community           Create list of desired new                 1) begin discussions    Maintain and      NHS & LPBG         City, Salvation     Events:
events in the park and add community events and                         with the City's Park    keep current      as convenors       Army, B&G Club,
recreational fields to       programs                                   and Recreation          LPBG website,                        Heritage,
encourage sports and                                                    Department to           as well as                           Harrison CC,
outdoor events to stay local                                            create new sports       placing a listing                    United Way re:
                                                                        fields and/or a         of vacant                            City/ISD709,
                                                                        skate park, 2) Work     properties and                       DYAC, DAI,
                                                                                                                                     Community
                                                                        with area schools       job openings on
                                                                                                                                     Gardens, ISD709
                                                                        and colleges to         the website in
                                                                        coordinate specialty    collaboration
                                                                        events such as Art      with NorthSpan.
                                                                        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
                                                                        Sports Center           Fishing, Turkey
                                                                        activities,             Bingo, 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           Citizens Patrol,   LPBG, At Home                            Park
atmosphere that is                   program between area                                       citywide CSI      3) on hold, 4)     partners, CSI,                           Citizen's
characteristic of a close            residents and local law                                    meetings, as      LPCP & LPBG,       Harrison CC                              Patrol
knit community                       enforcement officers, 2)                                   well as Block     5) LPBG                                                     established
                                     develop periodic block                                     Watch events                                                                  and
                                     gatherings to encourage                                    organized                                                                     growing, 2)
                                     neighbor interaction, 3)
                                                                                                through the LP                                                                Block
                                     coordinate a 'welcome
                                                                                                Citizens Patrol                                                               Watch and
                                     wagon' to welcome
                                                                                                                                                                              NNO
                                     newcomers into LP, 4) Host
                                                                                                                                                                              events
                                     neighborhood walks to tour
                                     the sidewalks, clean up
                                                                                                                                                                              conducted
                                     graffiti & trash, and promote                                                                                                            each year
                                     overall safety, 5) Develop an
                                     "Adopt a Barrel" program




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LP Revitalization Plan               Description                        Details               2009 Goals              In Charge        Partners             2009       Funding   Completed
Goals                                                                                                                                  (current,            Timeline
                                                                                                                                       potential)
Repair inadequate local              Conduct survey of all            Submit list to the      Do list of priorities   Community        NHS in SNAP
streets, alleys, sidewalks,          rundown or in need of repair City of Duluth, City        for 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
                                                                                                                                       Infrastructure
                                                                        schedule; establish   lights and benches                       Comm

Increase the neighborhood            1) create a neighborhood           Infrastructure
                                                                        1 & 2)                Create 29th Ave         LPBG's          NHS, City, Parks
connection with Clyde Iron           circulation plan that              Infrastructure        Safe route              Infrastructure and Rec
Park and other green                 incorporates better                Committee 3) LPBG     corridor                and Street-
spaces by creating better            pedestrian, vehicular, and         entryway signage      Identify                scape/Beautiti-
circulation routes.                  public access to the Clyde         through Early         locations and           fication
Enhance the overall                  Iron Park, 2) Develop a            Action Grant, 4)      resources for           Committee
streetscape appearance,              lighting plan for blocks that      5) community garden   urban
                                     need new street lights and
gateway entrances, and                                                                        coomunity
                                     submit to the City of Duluth,
neighborhood green spaces                                                                     gardens with a
                                     3) Identify key entry points
by improving signage,                                                                         commercial
                                     into the neighborhood, begin
adding boulevard trees                                                                        comonent in
                                     schematic designs for
and street lighting, and             gateway landmarks/icons,
                                                                                              2010
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
                                                                                                                                     potential)
Remove blight from the               Determine blighted buildings       1) conduct a street by    1)Update blight      NHS           HRA, City,                           Blight
neighborhood                                                            street survey of         survey, pick up in                  Police, AT Home                      survey
                                                                        abandoned or             expanded SNAP                       Hsg Comm, NCLT                       complete in
                                                                        neglected buildings,     areas / vacant                                                           SNAP areas.
                                                                        and vacant lots that     lots, 2) expand
                                                                        need attention, 2)       citizens patrol for
                                                                        begin a neighborhood     drug
                                                                        task force to address    activities/loitering.
                                                                        loitering and drug       3) refer buidlings
                                                                        activities, and to       to HRA for
                                                                        remove rubble and        demolition;
                                                                        garbage from targeted    promote DOORS
                                                                        areas, 3) begin          program (when
                                                                        demolition on            funded) for demo
                                                                        buildings that cannot    of garages/small
                                                                        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
                                     implementation
Marketing LP                         Community Leadership                                        Complete by 2009    NHS
                                     (NWrks)Brochure
                                     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             1. Establish a neighborhood housing-                  Publicize and outreach to homeowners and landlords                    Complete two homeownership rehabs and one rental HRA & NHS              At Home
maintain existing single   improvement program that assists with renter          through flyering, posters, and direct mail in April, and              rehab in 2009. Due to concrete block construction,                      Housing
family homes,              and homeowner associations and exterior               enhanced electronic presence on Facebook in order to                  explore alternative heating systems and                                 Committeee,
multifamily units and      improvements - Publicize and market                   improve both interior and exterior conditions.                        weatherization applications. Share at August picnic                     Comfort
apartments                 availability of homeowner rehab, rental rehab                                                                               event.                                                                  Systems, MP
                           loans and grants.                                                                                                                                                                                   (Dean Talbot),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               AEOA, Banks,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MN Housing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               City's Bldg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Safety Dept re:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               code
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               violations,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Preserv
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alliance re: in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               floor heating,
                           2. Create a neighborhood development                  1) Because of their unique historical perspective, include            1) create a volunteer grp to organize and assist with Morgan Park       NHS, CHUM,
                           steering committee to provide guidelines for          residents who have been in MP the longest, 2) research                seasonal cleanups, painting programs (ie trim paint   Board of          Historic
                           new development and housing preservation              current planning and zoning requirements, 3) develop a                on 88th) and haul away days for furniture and/or      Directors         Preservation
                           within the neighborhood                               reporting procedure for the steering committee, 4) create             large appliances, 2) contact landlords, renters and                     groups,
                                                                                 guidelines for new hsg development - lot sizes, spatial               homeowners to address requirements of shared-                           community
                                                                                 standards, density, height restrictions, bldg materials and           usage agreements and homeowners assns.,3) find a                        club, 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               @ Chicago's
                                                                               which properties aer applicable for historic registration. This could
                                                                               lead to a nomination to designate MP as a national register for                                                                                 Midwest
                                                                               historic places district, 4) work w/ the City of Duluth Heritage                                                                                office), MN
                                                                               Preservation Commission to establish the historic district                                                                                      State 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (Bonnie
                                                                               steps, 7) determine where funding will come from; research grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MacDonald)
                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Club, Valspar,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Northland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Foundation




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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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comfort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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,
options -                                                                       survey, 2) ID potential sites, 3) ck zoning requirements, 4)                                                                        NHS, CHUM,
condos/townhomes/scho                                                           set up committee to coor hsg efforts w/in sr community; ID                                                                          Park State
ol reuse                                                                        target tenants, 5) ID potential developers and investors, 6)                                                                        Bank
                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Committee,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LISC,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Northspan


                           Improve storefronts of existing businesses and 1) Find and obtain funding assistance, 2) Approach business Perform one façade improvement ifrom 2009-10.                    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.
                           River and the MP neighborhood                         riverfront, 2) conduct a site analysis study to assess the       Trail development will address these issues in 2009.
                                                                                 condition of the land (ie stability, floodplain limits, ordinary
                                                                                 high water elevation, wetlands, etc.), 3) establish & work with
                                                                                 the St. Louis River Alliance to ensure environmentally
                                                                                 friendly/sustainable actions are taken, 4) obtain input from
                                                                                 community on what they would like to see happen, and for
                                                                                 ideas/issues, 5) research current accessibility requirements,
                                                                                 such as minimum slopes and widths to ensure safety, 6)
                                                                                 determine if the connection will be a true public access that
                                                                                 requires parking or will just serve the immediate
                                                                                 neighborhood, 7) determine what type of access is best
                                                                                 suitable for the area (ie trail corridor for pedestrians and/or
                                                                                 bicycles, paved or unpaved), 8) begin discussions on
                                                                                 maintenance and upkeep responsibilities of the City and
                                                                                 neighborhood




3. Increased                                                                     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
                                                                                 landscaping



2. Enhance overall         Neighborhood supported beautification projects        1) develop a lighting plan for blocks, bus shelters and areas
streetscape                to improve image and promote resident pride,          that need better pedestrian and/or area lighting, 2) research
appearance,                ie gears moved, flower fest, banners up and           historic lighting standards used at old US Steel plant, 3)
neighborhood green         establish Anderson Park                               coord a parks assessment committee to address
spaces and improve                                                               maintenance of inadequate green spaces in the
lighting throughout the                                                          neighborhood; recruit volunteers for mowing, brush clearing
neighborhood                                                                     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                                                                                                          MN Rails to      Judy Gibbs
                             trailway 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHUM
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,
youth, family and            help coordinate new programming events, 2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ISD 709, City,
seniors for MP               assess the condition of the Goodfellowship
                                                                                                                                                                                                 UMD,
residents and                Community Ctr for potential improvements, 3)
surrounding                  establish possible new locations for community                                                                                                                      Environmental
communities                  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             1) create a committee to coordinate efforts, 2)
physical connections         contact neighboring communities to gain input
between neighboring          and seek involvement, 3) contact the RR
communities                  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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