LISC National
Where We Work

Greater Duluth

LISC works citywide and the greater Duluth area to improve the quality of life of each neighborhood. Our staff is at the table preparing a vision for the future working with multiple partners in affordable housing, economic development, education and building assets and incomes. Our At Home initiative, a gathering of community stakeholders, has transformed into the Quality of Life Neighborhoods Collective. This group focuses on a cross-sector, collective impact approach to build and support opportunities in the Hillsides and Lincoln Park neighborhoods.

LISC was recently involved with the City of Duluth and other community partners in the creation of the Housing Action Framework which was approved by the City Council June 12. 2017 as an interim to the adoption of the Imagine Duluth 2035 Comprehensive Plan Update. LISC also serves on the Vision Committee for development of the Imagine Duluth 2035 Comprehensive Plan update process which engages Duluth residents and develops a plan to answer the question of “what’s next” for Duluth citywide.

    Imagine Duluth 2035 Plan

    Created through a comprehensive planning process, the Imaging Duluth 2035 Plan addresses transportation, housing, economic development, and open space opportunities. 

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    Duluth Charrette

    Co-sponsored by the City and Duluth LISC, the purpose of the Charrette was to develop a vision and plan to help facilitate the revitalization of the East Downtown and adjacent Hillside and Waterfront areas of Duluth. Three hundred people participated in the visioning session that kicked off the Charrette, followed by meetings with hundreds of residents, officials and other stakeholders to assess urban form, transportation systems, housing types, and environmental features, as well as social, cultural,  economic, cultural, historical and policy matters. 

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    Creative Corridor Report

    In October 2011, a team from the University of Miami, some of whom had been part of the 2006 Charrette, returned to Duluth to evaluate the progress and make recommendations for the future.

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