Possible Rezoning for Duluth Central

By KBJR News 1

February 25, 2013 Updated Feb 25, 2013 at 10:13 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- The Duluth community is invited to help shape the future of a school that is sitting vacant, waiting for a new purpose.

Duluth Central High School closed its doors and has seen little action since then.

Now, the city planning commission and the school district are looking for the community's input for the rezoning of Central High.

The proposed change has the area going from Residential Traditional to three different zoning areas including Parks, Urban Residential and Mixed Use Business.

Those in the Duluth planning division and in the school district are confident the change would make the location more appealing for development.

Charles Fronseth of the Duluth Planning Division broke down the zoning change.

"You have steeper slopes. You would have difficultly construction building on those so what we want to do is have that set up with trails and open space and as you move up the hillside you come to flatter areas where you could build residential property and of course the top of the hill you have the former school site which could be use for business development," said Fronseth at City Hall Monday.

The public is encouraged to voice their opinions Thursday, February 28th at 5 p.m., at the Duluth City Council Chambers.

The issue will be considered by the Duluth City Planning Commission March 12th.