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Downtown Cloquet Revitalization Strategy

COVER FINAL DT REVITALIZATION STRATEGY 2017In October 2017, the City Council adopted the Downtown Cloquet Revitalization Strategy. The purpose behind developing this strategy is to provide a framework of concepts, policies, and action steps to guide decision making for local boards such as the Cloquet Economic Development Authority and City Council to improve the economic vitality of Downtown Cloquet. Specifically, this strategy lays out a vision to:

Revitalize Downtown Cloquet as a vibrant mainstreet with strong connectivity between the Historic West End Business District, Cloquet Avenue Business District, and St. Louis Riverfront Parks corridor.

Downtown Objectives:

  • Embraces strong pride in local history
  • Offers quality gathering places
  • Provides retail attractions
  • Provides business destinations and is economically vibrant
  • Offers quality housing options
  • Enhances downtown district visibility and aesthetic improvements
  • Businesses and community partners support and promote Downtown Cloquet

COVER Cloquet Housing Study 2014Cloquet/Scanlon Housing Study

In January 2014, the City Council adopted the Cloquet/Scanlon Housing Study, a comprehensive study of the housing conditions and needs in the cities of Cloquet and Scanlon, MN. A powerpoint summary of the housing study is also available.

City of Cloquet, MN Comprehensive Plan 2007-2027

COVER Comp PlanIn August 2007, the City Council adopted the City of Cloquet, MN Comprehensive Plan 2007-2027, a vision of what the City wants to be. It is a guide to help the City preserve what it values, enhance what needs to be improved, and create what is missing. The Comprehensive Plan is a general, long-term plan that analyzes existing conditions, provides goals, objectives, policies and plans and brings together various elements of Cloquet into a comprehensive, “big picture” plan. It provides a basic framework to guide other planning efforts in the city. It is a dynamic Plan that the City will review and refine as Cloquet continues to grow. The plan also includes maps of existing land use patterns as well as future land use that are consistent with the City’s vision.

Sketching Cloquet’s Future: A Community Revitalization Master Plan

COVER Sketching Cloquet's Future(June 1998, HKGI, LHB, Ehlers)

This plan addresses community revitalization of Cloquet’s primary business districts. Each district has its own character, market forces and potential, and the strategies for revitalization will vary widely. The business districts and the directions for revitalization are addressed separately; as the intention of the plan is community revitalization, the futures of these district must be tightly linked. The business districts considered in this plan, Sketching Cloquet’s Future: A Community Revitalization Master Plan, are Hwy 33 South, Sunnyside, West End, and Cloquet Avenue.


Questions pertaining to any of the Community Plans can be addressed to:

Holly Hansen, Community Development Director
City of Cloquet
101 14th ST
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-2507 x4;

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