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.

City of Orr Comprehensive Plan Update

In 2017, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work with the City of Orr to update its comprehensive plan. This document will help guide future land use decisions in Orr.

Gitchi-Gami State Trail Assistance

In 2017, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work to update the Two Harbors Trails Plan. This plan uses community input to help guide trail development efforts in Two Harbors.

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.

Helmet Hero Bicycle Education

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) developed the Helmet Hero Program in 2007 to provide bicycle and helmet safety education to third grade students in Northeast Minnesota.

Mille Lacs Scenic Byway Designation

In 2017, the East Central Regional Development Commission (ECRDC) and the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) partnered to complete a planning and design project for a proposed scenic byway around Mille Lacs Lake.

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 School Planning

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) will work with McGregor Schools and Congdon Park Elementary School to develop Safe Routes to School Plans.

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 & Koochiching Counties Trails Plan

In 2017, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work with Iron Range Tourism to develop a comprehensive trails plan for Northern 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.

Two Harbors Trails Plan

In 2017, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work to update the Two Harbors Trails Plan. This plan uses community input to help guide trail development efforts in Two Harbors.

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.

Our Team

Our staff to get you started

How can our team help your community thrive?