by Duluth News Tribune
December 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
The Duluth City Council put the kibosh on a proposal Monday night to draw up detailed plans for the long-debated extension of Joshua Avenue.
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Time to bring the street grid back into force. I believe much of the City is already platted. That’s why N 81st Av W is hanging in Bayview Heights and more or less aligns with 81st in Norton Park (although it’s oriented to the St Louis River there). Quite why it’s Goldsmith St on the lower side of Vinland St is one of the many inconsistencies you see across Duluth.
In a city like Duluth that’s 26mi long with an extensive shoreline and rugged topography, there must be a logical and systematic street plan and address zoning. It seems to be going to pot with the numerous street and alley vacations and abandoned rights of way that the City has granted willy-nilly.
Let’s put a stop to the residential enclaves that are springing up all over town and go back to building traditional neighborhoods befitting of a proper city like Duluth.
If Duluth keeps getting carved up into self-contained bedroom suburbs, we are going to see more of the chaos, conflict and polemic that characterizes this Joshua Ave mess.
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