Duluth council breaks Park Point Plan into four resolutions

By KBJR News 1

Duluth council breaks Park Point Plan into four resolutions

May 22, 2014 Updated May 22, 2014 at 8:55 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The future of Park Point has become a touchy subject for residents and city officials over the past several months, and now the city council has broken up the controversial small areas plan into four different resolutions.

One resolution would improve two sections of the roadway along the point.

A second resolution would relocate the "s" curve connection between South Lake Avenue to Minnesota Avenue at south 13th Street to South 8th Street.

A third resolution would improve future utilities and infrastructure in various locations along the point.

The fourth and final resolution would establish the right of public use through the improvement of street right-of-ways for public parking and beach access.

"Everybody is a little surprised that they split it. Mr. Hamre told me that they split it so people would be able to understand it easier. I'm not sure if they're just trying to get part of it passed. The issues for us are two simple issues: don't move the "s" curve, fix the parks you've got," said Brian Nelson of the Park Point Street End Coalition.

The city council will take up the issue once again on Tuesday at a committee of the whole meeting with the council meeting to follow.