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Lot D … for Duluth

Lot D for Duluth

The Duluth Economic Development Authority has issued a request for proposals for the future development of waterfront real estate on the Lake Superior harbor, referred to as “Lot D.” The site is 12 acres of flat land, zoned as mixed-use waterfront, and is sandwiched between Compass Minerals packaging facility and the Pier B Resort development. The appraised value of the property is $2.1 million.

Much of the site is gravel and hard-packed soil, with segments of brush and grasses following the perimeter of the lot. Past uses include industrial warehousing and distribution. Remnants of this history is an existing one-acre concrete foundation.

The features of the propetry, as touted in a news release:

  • Approximately 1,550 total feet of waterfront, including frontage on the adjacent slip and on the Lake Superior harbor
  • Premium views of the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge and Duluth’s Park Point neighborhood
  • Access to the robust maritime activity of the world’s furthest-inland freshwater-port
  • Approximately 675 feet of road frontage on Railroad Street
  • Status as one of the last remaining, undeveloped properties on the harbor

DEDA is accepting proposals until April 29 and is seeking draft concepts that maximize the value of the site’s waterfront location and show creative and thoughtful reuse opportunities.

3 Comments

Herzog

about 4 years ago

Hmm, that's a tough one... I'd say the only thing obviously missing down there is a Go-Kart/Mini Golf course.

Somethin2Say

about 4 years ago

I like Herzog's idea but would also like to include something like the Black Hills Maze. We had a good time there on a visit a few years ago. It would probably be a popular place all summer long, especially with the Bluesfest crowd, and July 4th festivities and other large events that draw big crowds. And now with a hotel being built right down there too it would be an entertainment/recreation draw. They have nighttime events and I think they also operate it it during winter months too. I think it would be fun. Just a thought.

Herzog

about 4 years ago

Throw in a food truck and an asian massage parlor and I'd never leave. Maybe this could be the opportunity Duluth Sauna has been waiting for?

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