Bold proposal to reshape Duluth's waterfront

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Duluth's mayor on Wednesday unveiled his plan to reshape the city’s waterfront.

The Duluth News Tribune reports that Mayor Don Ness offered the proposal at a meeting of the Canal Park Business Association. He said it would cost the city $18 million to $20 million to maintain the status quo at the aging lakefront. He offered an alternative proposal that includes filling in the Minnesota Slip, where one of Duluth’s top attractions, the William A. Irvin, is docked. Ness's plan would displace the Irvin and 10 charter fishing boats. He wants to move the freighter down the shore to a new pier and relocate charter boats to a new marina. The plan also calls for additional parking in Canal Park.

Ness said the updates are needed because the area is polluted, has damaged and eroded seawalls and that a pedestrian lift bridge across the slip has been unreliable. His plan includes reconfiguring the area rather than setting up expensive repairs.

He said the city might be eligible for state bond funding for waterfront development.

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