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Public Input on Rail Facility Plan & Open House

Categories: 2009 Press Releases, Property Management News | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 6/25/2009 | Views: 25954

                                    PRESS RELEASE


June 25, 2009                                      CONTACT:     Barbara Hayden, Director

                                                                                    Planning & Development Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                227 W. First St., Suite 100

                                                                                    Duluth, MN  55802   Phone: (218) 725-5000



St. Louis County Seeks Public Input on Passenger Rail Facility Plan


St. Louis County Hosts Depot Master Plan Open House


Planning efforts continue to move forward for a new passenger rail terminal at the St. Louis County Union Depot. After hearing from key stakeholders and the general public during a planning session in June, the planning team is hosting a second open house on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, in the Depot’s Great Hall from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The open house wraps-up three days of intense planning and design work by project consultant Miller Dunwiddie Architecture.  Participants will have the opportunity to review and critique that work and offer other creative ideas for how new passenger rail service terminating at the Depot could improve that facility and the surrounding neighborhood.


“This open house will build on the success of the June event and deliver some creative design solutions for the Depot and the surrounding area” said Steve Raukar, Chair of Northern Lights Express and St. Louis County Commissioner from Hibbing. The planning study consists of three components. A facility plan will provide design recommendations for creating a vibrant passenger terminal at the Depot. An area master plan will provide a guide for capturing new development opportunities presented by the new passenger rail service.  An economic analysis will document current and potential future market conditions.  The study is expected to be completed by fall 2009.


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