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Design Duluth, Part Deux


Tomorrow, December 10, the Design Duluth Collaborative (the St. Louis River Alliance, Duluth LISC, and the University of Minnesota Department of Landscape Architecture) invite the public to come to Clyde Iron Works for final project presentations by 11 graduate design student teams. Come see what they’re imagining for the St. Louis River corridor! From economic development to food access to environmental design, they’re thinking outside the box for ways to make the river neighborhoods more welcoming places to live, work, learn, and play.

The event goes from 11 am-2 pm in the event space at Clyde Iron. There will be light snacks and refreshments available; at 11 am there will be a short introduction to the program, and afterwards there will be a chance to look at students’ projects and chat with them. If this all sounds familiar, it’s because the program had an initial event in October that let students present the sites they were most interested in and get neighborhood input as they worked on narrowing down their projects. If you went to that and were intrigued, come see what they’ve done since!

Comm-U-N-Ity Compstat is back!


Want to help take the initiative in making Lincoln Park safer and healthier? Comm-U-N-Ity Compstat came back in September after taking the summer off…but they’re hoping to see even more neighbors at this month’s meeting!

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 (one week away!)
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Harrison Community Center (3002 W. 3rd St.)

Note that the time and place overlap with two other super-cool things:

(1) The Lincoln Park Farmers’ Market, 4-7 p.m. Some sweet summer veggie bounty right here in the neighborhood!

(2) Northern Expressions Arts Collective’s weekly In the Park-After Dark event. Parents and guardians, here’s what the kids can be doing while you’re in the meeting.

LISC Revitalization Plan updates


Duluth LISC’s At Home Collaborative has put together a list of programs and processes that we can all work on putting into place to help revitalize Lincoln Park. The plan came together in 2012–two years later, what’s the progress been, and where do you want to see more being done? Here are some highlights from the plan, as well as links to the organizations involved in the Collaborative. Use your mouse cursor to hover over any slide to pause the show.




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Yeah, we met on the street!


Turns out that if you let the community transform a space, they’ll do it with gusto! Over 1,000 people came out to Lincoln Park Meet on the Street yesterday, Sunday July 13.  For a few hours, 3rd St. between 24th and 27th Avenues West was a new community center–a space where you could get to know your neighbors, play some games, enjoy storytime under the trees, cover the asphalt with chalk art, meet Laverne the Lake Superior Zoo chinchilla and her creepy-crawly buddies, and much more.

Did you go to Meet on the Street? Share your story here. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like–and stay tuned for next year! Can we make it 1500? Or even more?





The party’s just getting started at 2:15, but already the neighborhood is taking to the streets.

bike party

Bike party! A cluster of bikes gathers around the UMD Office of Sustainability’s Fender Blender, a human-powered smoothie maker on loan to Ecolibrium3 for the event.

Lincoln Park Meet on the Street


It’s the final countdown! The Lincoln Park Meet on the Street event will be taking place this coming Sunday afternoon, July 13, from 2 pm to 6 pm, rain or shine. This is a chance for some fun activities and community building in a space that’s usually dominated by cars–Third Street between 24th and 27th Avenues West.  This event, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Center for Prevention and other local sponsors, is totally free and open to the public.

What would you do if you could play in the street? Would you throw a Frisbee, have a picnic, do cartwheels up and down the street, or draw on the asphalt with chalk? Would you break out your bike or your yoga mat? Would you play pickup basketball or crochet a lamppost cozy or simply take a nap in the sun? You’re only limited by your imagination! (Disclaimer: Also by local, state, and federal laws, of course.) This is an event designed to help us all rethink the way we look at public space.

There will be free food (thank you, Duluth Grill!) and plenty of activities, so come on out!

Housing Survey–weigh in!


Looking for a place to live is a frustrating, time-consuming process–especially in Duluth. We all hear about the need for more housing in this town, but Fuse Duluth, LISC, and 1Roof Community Housing have teamed up to create a survey defining just what those needs are. This is your chance to be heard, define what Duluthians are looking for, and encourage appropriate development in the areas that you want to live in.

The survey only takes a few minutes and will provide valuable information. Your input is needed! There are separate surveys for renters and homeowners here at this link.

Our Lincoln Park Celebration!


Ready to bust out after a long, hard winter (that isn’t over yet–oh, April, always with the snowstorms) and celebrate what’s going on in the neighborhood? Mark your calendars, because the Our Lincoln Park Neighborhood Celebration is coming up on Saturday, May 3 from 10-2 at Clyde Iron Works! This free event welcomes all Lincoln Park residents, or potential residents, to explore neighborhood services, engage in planning revitalization efforts, and connect with other neighborhood residents. Events and entertainment include a kids’ stage and art area, Zumba, boxing, bike safety, and an appearance by the Denfeld robotics team. All attendees will be entered for door prizes from neighborhood businesses and will have the opportunity to participate in presentations about saving energy, buying a home, and family events. Upcoming neighborhood planning projects will also be presented. Free food tastings will be provided from Lincoln Park area vendors along with a sample of this year’s community vegetable, beans! Link: https://www.ourlincolnpark.com/home/planning/olp-celebration/