114-Unit Apartment Complex Set For Duluth

City: It's A Step Toward Ending The Housing Shortage

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Point of Rocks is often considered the dividing line between eastern and western Duluth, and back in the early 1900s, it was the old Superior Street.

Plans for a 114–unit apartment complex have been made more complicated by the uneven land and abundance of large rocks.

While some rock removal will likely be necessary, the plan is to mess with the natural scenery as little as possible.

Developers say the topography of the site brought on a welcome challenge.

“In an ideal world, if we were down in Iowa or Nebraska or other parts of the country, we’d have nice, flat, easy sites to build,” said Aaron Schweiger with Schweiger Development. “Duluth gives us a little bit more of a challenge. But we’re able to use the challenge and be creative with our design with our architects and engineers.”

Because of the hills, developers had to get creative with the layout off Glen Place and West Michigan St.

The building will be staggered uphill in different tiers.

The plan includes a rooftop patio and terraces off of each apartment, taking advantage of the beautiful views of Lake Superior.

The project will cost just short of $17 million.

Tuesday evening, the Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority will consider offering a $1.13 million TIF toward the construction.

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