ARDC is currently working with the City of Orr to update its Comprehensive Plan. This is an update of the 2011 plan document, a document and planning process in which ARDC also assisted. The 2011 plan can be seen here.

A comprehensive plan document sets community priorities and becomes an expression of a community’s vision. It provides a framework for local government officials to work to reach that vision. The planning process and document offer a strategic map for proactively planning for changes in the future that will guide decision-makers in spending public funds to the maximum benefit.

The plan includes multiple components including:  a demographic analysis; resource assessment; housing; transportation; health; utilities and community facilities;  agricultural, natural, and cultural resources; economic development; land use; intergovernmental cooperation; and implementation strategies.

Public Review Draft

A public comment period is now open through March 16, 2018. Review and comment on the draft Comprehensive Plan Update:

Orr Comprehensive Plan Update

Public Review Presentation from February 21, 2018

Send comments to Josh Bergstad at


  • A public review meeting will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the ORR Center.
  • A public input kickoff meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm at Orr City Hall located at 4429 Highway 53, Orr, MN 55771.

More Information

For more information on ARDC’s comprehensive planning efforts, please contact:

Josh Bergstad
Principal Planner
221 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 218-529-7516 (direct)
Toll-free: 1-800-232-0707 ext. 516
Fax: 218-529-7592