Developing the Grand Marais Comprehensive Plan

We're excited to work with Grand Marais residents and visitors to develop a vision and plan for the city's future.

We are happy to announce that we are working with the City of Grand Marais, Minnesota to develop the city's long-range Comprehensive Plan. Named "America’s Coolest Small Town of 2015," Grand Marais is in the running to win the same award for 2016 - the city is known for its vibrant arts scene, natural scenery, and unique history. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to City’s downtown commercial district and venture into the nearby Boundary Waters Canoeing Area, "one of the world’s perfect paddling destinations" (Budget Travel Magazine).

With the help of residents and City staff, we are tasked with developing a Vision and Comprehensive Plan that preserves 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 employees will help us to develop a guiding vision and plan that are action-oriented, innovative, and supported by the community. 

The project is currently in progress with an anticipated completion date in July of 2017.