Tax forfeited land on Park Point to be sold

By KBJR News 1

Tax forfeited land on Park Point to be sold

August 14, 2014 Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 8:54 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Tax forfeited land on Park Point in Duluth will soon be up for auction.

But now the city is making changes to the original parcels after people living on Park Point have said they deserve a chance at purchasing the land around their homes.

Under Minnesota state law, if a parcel of land is classified as conforming, or abiding by land-use control restrictions, the state is obligated to put the land up for auction.

Originally two parcels of land were to be sold, but now the city has turned the two parcels into twenty separate lots, giving homeowners a better chance at placing and winning bids.

"When it's just one big parcel... I mean, that could be cost prohibitive. But if it's your adjacent parcel and... you might have a better chance to bid on that and win that bid," said Linda Krug, president of the Duluth City Council.

On Monday, before the city council meeting, city leaders will meet with Park Point homeowners to discuss the parcel and lot changes.