Planning Division

COMMUNITY VISIONS, REGIONAL SUCCESS

Arrowhead Geospatial Collaborative

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) facilitates a group of agency GIS/IT professionals in Northeast Minnesota to improve the quality of public land data and fostering data sharing among government agencies in Minnesota’s Arrowhead.

Cook County Transportation Plan

In 2018, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work to develop a transportation plan for Cook County. This project is led by a local steering committee.

Gitchi-Gami State Trail Assistance

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) provides staff assistance to the Gitchi-Gami Trail Association, which works toward development of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail.

Glensheen Wayside Design Project

In 2017, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work with the North Shore Scenic Drive Council to develop a wayside rest design at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, Minnesota. This project includes collaboration with landscape architects to develop the design.

Grand Marais Pedestrian Plan

In 2018, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work to develop a pedestrian plan for the city of Grand Marais. This project is led by a steering committee with representatives from the City of Grand Marais, Cook County, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, and MnDOT.

MnDOT District 1 Bicycle Plan

In 2017, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) contracted with the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) to help develop a district-wide bicycle plan. This document will help guide the development of bicycle infrastructure in Northeast Minnesota.

Regional Transportation Planning Assistance

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) works with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to facilitate and assist with regional planning efforts in Northeast Minnesota. This includes assistance to the Northeast Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership (NEMNATP).

Safe Routes to Minnehaha Demonstration Project

In 2018, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work to develop designated routes for walking and biking to Minnehaha Elementary School. This project is led by the SRTS Team in Two Harbors.

Safe Routes to School Planning

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) will work with Cloquet Schools to develop Safe Routes to School Plans for its middle school and high school.

Sawtooth Bluff Visioning Project

In 2017, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work stakeholders and the public in Cook County to develop a vision for the Sawtooth Bluff area in Grand Marais, Minnesota. This plan uses community input to shape development areas in this site.

St. Louis County & Northeast Koochiching County Trails Plan

In 2017, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work with Iron Range Tourism to develop a comprehensive trails plan for St. Louis County and northeastern Koochiching County.

Statewide Health Improvement Partnership Assistance

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) provides technical assistance for active living strategies to Healthy Northland and Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) coordinators throughout the Arrowhead Region.

Our Values

How we view community development

Engaging Community Voices

You only know what you’ve been told, so we believe an effective community starts with conversation.

Energizing Transportation

We believe getting from point A to B in Northeast Minnesota should be a breeze, no matter your ride of choice.

Enhancing Quality of Life

Whether you’re a newborn or one hundred, we know communities should be places where everyone can grow.

Embracing Economic Development

We support responsible and strategic growth of industry in Northeast Minnesota communities.

How can our team help your community thrive?