401 West 2nd Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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The Duluth Motor Pool provides housing and maintenance to county motor pool vehicles in southern St. Louis County.
Green Roof Project
St. Louis County is taking steps towards a more sustainable community with its green roof project taking place above the Motor Pool Building in downtown Duluth. The project is a pilot program between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), and the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) for storm water control. Grants for the project were approved and received from the Minnesota Coastal Council as well as the Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership. Additional funds were rewarded to the Duluth Community Garden Program who now tends to the gardens along with the Duluth Thunderbird-Wren House. Together they grow a variety of plants, devoting a large portion of the green roof to raising fruits and vegetables. Accompanied by the longest running PV array in Northeastern Minnesota, the Motor Pool rooftop serves as a model for future green roof projects in the region.