Named 2017’s “Best Midwestern Small Town” by USA Today, Grand Marais is known for its vibrant arts scene, natural scenery, and unique history. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the city’s downtown commercial district and venture into the nearby Boundary Waters Canoeing Area or Voyageurs National Park, some of the most pristine wilderness remaining in the United States.
CDG is working with residents and city staff to develop the city's long-range Community Vision and Comprehensive Plan. The plan is a guiding document for how the city will manage growth and development over the next 20 years. The Plan helps preserve the city’s unique character while charting a course for long-term sustainable growth and development. Extensive outreach and guidance from Grand Marais residents and community leaders helped us develop a plan framework that is action-oriented, innovative, and supported by the community.