Duluth city council to take closer look at Park Point small area plan

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Duluth city council to take closer look at Park Point small area plan

May 8, 2014 Updated May 8, 2014 at 7:57 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Duluth city council wants to take a closer look at resolution that would adopt the Park Point small area plan.

The Duluth Planning Commission approved the plan in April.

The plan includes a couple of options to deal with the S curve along the point and improve traffic flow.

One proposal moves the curve up to 8th street which would cut across several properties before connecting with Minnesota Avenue.

Another proposal would divert traffic onto 8th Street which connects with Minnesota Avenue.

That plan would not destroy property but some homeowners say it would cause traffic congestion on Minnesota Avenue.

"The council needs a little bit more time to discuss and really to weight it, because it came out of the planning commission 5-3, that I know. And so anytime there is a split decision in planning makes us want to take a really careful look at it," said Duluth city councilor Linda Krug.

The council will discuss the plan at its meeting on Monday.

Board members expect many people to show up with strong opinions on the plan.

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