Duluth Downtown Master Plan 2017-08-26T16:11:36+00:00

Project Description

Duluth Downtown Master Plan

Details:

Client: City of Duluth

Location: Duluth, Georgia

Status: Master Plan completed and catalyst projects are in the planning phase

Highlights:

  • Master Plan for Duluth’s downtown core to establish a vision for the future of the area
  • Policy recommendations that are needed to support and encourage enhancements and catalyst projects

Description:

TSW was retained by the City of Duluth to develop their Downtown Master Plan. The purpose of the Master Plan is to establish a vision for the future of downtown Duluth as a true hometown and a regional magnet for commerce, and to detail an implementation strategy of the processes and next steps to fulfill that vision. Key elements of the Master Plan include:

  • Master Land Use Plan documenting the highest and best uses prescribed for each land parcel targeted for redevelopment.
  • Phasing of the full build-out of downtown assets with a detailed timeline of activities.
  • Projected costs of city infrastructure and other supports that are needed to incentivize projects, along with potential the sources of funding.
  • Detail of project improvements and enhancements needed in the public realm, from stormwater and utility upgrades to streets, sidewalks and bike paths, parking, and greenspace.
  • Changes needed to regulatory code and ordinance to support the mix of uses and authenticity of the downtown environment.
  • Examination of the trade area data that assures there is adequate market demand to support new development.