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Beaver Bay Planning
ARDC's Regional Planning Division is assisting the City of Beaver Bay with their planning needs.

Project Summary
ARDC assisted Beaver Bay in developing the City's first comprehensive plan. The planning process commenced in the summer of 2006 and was successfully completed on December 12, 2006 when the City Council voted unanimously to adopt the plan.

The plan, which was funded in part with a grant from Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program, addresses transportation, recreation, housing, water and wastewater, land use and zoning, and community and economic development. The City is currently working with ARDC to implement the plan recommendations and to pursue funding sources for work in creating a downtown business design district and city wide parks and recreation plan. The plan can viewed online by clicking on the link below.


2006 Comprehensive Plan
Comprehensive Plan Document


Contact Information
Email comments to Josh Bergstad


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Regional Planning Division Programs
NE MN Area Transportation Partnership (ATP)
North Shore Management Board (NSMB)
Northern Aero Alliance
Healthy Northland

Current Drafts Available for Comments


Regional Planning Staff
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Completed Regional Planning Projects
To download completed documents click HERE.


Current Regional Planning Projects
Click on a project link below to see project summaries, upcoming or past meeting information, and draft documents.

Economic Development

Retail Market RFP

Northeast Minnesota Economic Development District

Go Cook County

Regional and Local Land Use Projects

Balkan Community Plan

Barnum Zoning Ordinance Update


Buhl Comprehensive Plan


Calumet Marble Comprehensive Plan Update


Coleraine Comprehensive Plan Update

Cook Comprehensive Plan


Fayal Comprehensive Plan Update

Hermantown Planning and Zoning Assessment

La Prairie Comprehensive Plan Update


McKinley Comprehensive Plan

Moose Lake Comprehensive Plan Update


SHIP Active Communities Technical Assistance

Scanlon Comprehensive Plan Update

Taconite Comprehensive Plan Update

Tower-Breitung Comprehensive Plan Update

Hazard Mitigation Planning

Aitkin County MHMP

Carlton County MHMP

Itasca County MHMP

Koochiching County MHMP

Ongoing Community Planning

Two Harbors

Regional and Local Transportation Projects

Highway 210 Jay Cooke Access Plan

Barnum Safe Routes to School

Beaver Bay Trailhead Development

Caribou Falls Wayside Design Project

Carlton Safe Routes to School

Cloquet Transportation Section Update

Floodwood Safe Routes to School

French River Wayside Design Project

HelmetHero - Bicycle Education

Hovland Dock Wayside Design Project

Lake County Trails Comprehensive Plan

Northeast Carlton County Bicycle Route Plan

Tofte Town Park and Gitchi-Gami Trail Design Project

Waters of the Dancing Sky Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan

Wrenshall Safe Routes to School

GIS Projects

Beaver Bay Parcels

Carlton Area Recreation Map

Gitchi-Gami State Trail Interactive Tour Map

Regional Sidewalk Inventory

Energy Projects

Duluth Community-wide Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP)

Scenic Byways

Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway

North Shore Scenic Drive

Skyline Parkway Scenic Byway

Superior National Forest Scenic Byway