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Duluth, MN 55802
Babbitt Comprehensive Plan
Babbitt, Minnesota is a small city in St. Louis County that is surrounded by an area that is very rural in nature. Natural resources are the basis for the community’s economy; primarily through tourism, forestry, and mining. The City is located near a popular fishing lake and is adjacent to the Superior National Forest. Roadways leading from the community provide access to the Superior National Forest, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and many private resorts and tourist businesses.

Babbitt is now facing a potential new era in its economy. Several major industrial projects are being built or proposed to be built in the Babbitt area and the City could see significant changes in the next few years. The City wishes to complete a Comprehensive Plan prior to these changes in order to ensure the City continues to meet the vision of its residents and businesses into the future.

A one-page Flyer on Comprehensive Plans
What is a Comprehensive Plan?

Babbitt Comprehensive Plan - Version recommended by the Planning Commission following a public hearing on November 01, 2011

Meeting Information
Previous Meeting Information
June 22, 2011 - Housing Workshop Notes

April 14, 2011, Meeting 3:
Community Assets Worksheet- This draft worksheet describes community defined assets, objectives, and action steps.

March 16, 2011, Meeting 2:
Workshop Consensus Sheet- This chart contains the assets and obstacles identified during the public visioning session.
Vision Statement Elements- This chart contains vision statement elements that were identified at the public visioning session.
Draft Vision and Goals- This worksheet contains draft vision statements, a community analysis, goals, and objectives.

March 2, 2011, Economic Development Workshop
Workshop Consensus Sheet- This worksheet describes nine categories that will help the Babbitt planning group develop an economic development vision, mission, and work plan.
Opportunities and Issues- This worksheet describes the opportunities and issues in Babbitt to prepare for the economic development workshop.

January 26, 2011, Public Visioning Session
Visioning Session Event Flyer

Contact Information
Josh Bergstad, Senior Planner

ARDC information:
Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
221 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

218.529.7516 (direct)


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

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