N E W S R E L E A S E
May 14, 2010 CONTACT: Barbara Hayden, Director
Planning & Development Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 227 W. First Street, Suite 100
Duluth, MN 55802, Phone: 218-725-5000
Environmental Assessment Worksheet for Independent School
District No. 2142, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12
South School Development
The St. Louis County Planning and Development Department is requesting public comment on the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Independent School District (ISD) No. 2142, pre-kindergarten to grade 12 “South School Development.” The project involves the construction of a new pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public school complex for up to 650 students to be located in southern rural St. Louis County. The project includes a single story classroom and administration building, accessory buildings, parking lots, roads, sidewalks, outdoor athletic fields, lighting fixtures, and water and septic system. The project is located within the Town of New Independence in the northeast and northwest quarters of Section 30, Township 52N, Range 17W.
The County Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing regarding the EAW on Thursday, July 8, 2010, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Northland Office Center, 3rd Floor, Liz Prebich Conference Room, 307 South First Street, Virginia, MN. The public is invited to comment on the project, either in writing or at the public hearing. Written comments must be received by June 16, 2010, to be considered as part of the official written record. Upon completion of the environmental review, there will be a public hearing to consider the conditional use application which is required for the South School Development.
The EAW is available for review on the St. Louis County website at www.co.st-louis.mn.us under the Planning and Development Department, “What’s New” section. Copies are also available for review at the County Planning and Development Department offices in Virginia, 307 S. First Street, Suite 117, and in Duluth, MN at 227 W. First Street, Suite 100.
Written comments should be submitted to the Duluth office of the County Planning and Development Department at the address listed above. E-mail comments may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
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