Comprehensive Planning in International Falls!

International Falls is a city of many icons. Image: International Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Community Design Group is working with the City of International Falls to develop a new Comprehensive Plan and update their Zoning Code. The new plan is the city’s first in more than a half century, and CDG is leading all aspects of plan development from interactive visioning to careful formulation of recommendations. International Falls is located on the Rainy River, which forms the border between the United States and Canada. It has the largest port of entry for international railroad traffic in the United States today, and includes significant paper industry operations.

Planning for International Falls includes working across a complex tapestry of organizations and governmental entities, from the Federal General Services Administration and the Canadian Consulate to the County Economic Development Authority and the local Chamber of Commerce. The Plan works across jurisdictions to drive solutions that can help diversify the economic base, leverage existing industry, drive tourism, and attract a new generation of residents.