West Duluth Could Get $50 Million in Outdoor Projects

Council Considers $50 Million for Recreation Projects

City leaders in Duluth are considering investing as much as $50 million in outdoor recreation projects in an effort to revitalize the city’s west side.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports the plan would build trails and other amenities in a formerly industrial part of Duluth.

The Duluth City Council will make a preliminary vote on the plan Monday night.

Duluth got approval from the state legislature last year to raise $18 million for the plan from a half-percent sales tax hike on hotels, bars and restaurants.

Duluth Mayor Don Ness says the city hopes to get another $32 million in grants and donations.

Ness says the plan is a big part of building up Duluth’s population and tax base.

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