Esmond Building

City Of Duluth Looking To Hire Blight Mitigation Specialist to Address Vacant Buildings

Recently, the Esmond Building which formerly housed the Seaway Hotel caught fire for the second time in two months, suspected to be caused by squatters inside.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth has seen more than one abandoned building catch fire this winter. Now the city is proposing a new job to reduce how long these buildings sit around as potential hazards. The Blight Mitigation Specialist would work with the Duluth Fire Department, Office of Life Safety, and Duluth Planning and Economic Development. The City plans to hire someone…

Businesses Reopen after Condemned Esmond Building Fire Monday

Caddyshack Indoor Golf and Pub is just a few blocks down from the building which was engulfed in smoke and flames for seven hours Monday.

DULUTH, Minn.- Some businesses in Lincoln Park opened back up Tuesday after Monday’s intense fire at the condemned Esmond Building, which once housed the Seaway Hotel. Caddy Shack Indoor Golf and Pub is just a few blocks down from the building which was engulfed in smoke and flames for seven hours Monday. The owner tells Fox 21 her biggest concern…

Nearby Residents, Business Owners React To Esmond Building Fire

They said the frequent fires show it's time the building comes down.

DULUTH, Minn.- The frigid firefight at the condemned Esmond building Monday required all hands on deck from not just firefighters but business owners and community members in Lincoln Park. Staff at the All-American Club just across the corner on Michigan Street provided hot coffee, muffins, and sandwiches for crews taking a break. They say they witnessed the last two fires…

Duluth Fire Crews Extinguish Third Fire at Condemned Esmond Building this Winter

According to the Fire Chief, no one was found inside the building when crews arrived on-scene, though they have had reports of individuals inside seeking warmth recently.

DULUTH, Minn.- A massive fire took over the former Seaway Hotel now known as the condemned Esmond Building in the Lincoln Park Craft District Monday, challenging firefighters with its fast spread in sub-arctic temperatures. Crews responded to the fire around 7:30 Monday morning. Just minutes later, three crews were pulled out of the building due to unsafe conditions and fire…

Duluth Preservation Alliance Announces City’s 10 Most Endangered Places for 2021

The 10 locations on the list include the Esmond Building (known to many as the former Seaway Hotel), the Pastoret Terrace or Kozy Bar and Apartments, and the St. Regis Apartments.

DULUTH, Minn.– The Duluth Preservation Alliance announced its 2021 ten most endangered places list, they said to demand the City of Duluth take historic preservation into account in its long-term comprehensive planning, and encourage private property owners to take responsibility for historic places. The list is organized from west to east. Each place falls under one of three categories: Impending…

UMD Engineering Students Helping Make Esmond Building More Sustainable

Engineering students submitting recommendations to developer to redevelop the building to be more energy efficient.

DULUTH, Minn.- The redevelopment of the Esmond Building, also known as the former Seaway Hotel in Lincoln Park is getting some help from young college engineering students. Ecolibrium 3, the non-profit focused on improving sustainability in Lincoln Park, partnered with UMD’s Swenson College of Engineering. Students will look at the Esmond and develop recommendations to present to the developer to…

New Plans for Affordable Housing Unit Move Forward

The Garfield Square Apartments will replace the Esmond Building; formally the Seaway Hotel

DULUTH, Minn.- New details involving for new affordable housing complex in the works for the Lincoln Park neighborhood. This 50 unit building will replace the nearby Esmond Building, formally known as the Seaway Hotel, which was known as a hot spot for police calls.  The development property is located at 10 Piedmont Avenue, where W. Superior Street and Garfield Avenue…

Grant Creates Local Affordable Housing

A ten million dollar State Housing Grant makes impact on Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- More affordable housing options are coming to the Northland. Friday Duluth’s Mayor Emily Larson announced ten million dollar State Housing Grant, that should have a big impact on the housing scene.  The grant will be going towards more affordable housing in the community. A 50 bedroom unit will be built at Garfield and Superior St. known as Garfield…