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Duluth Planning Commission Approves Rezoning for Vacant Rockridge School

Updated: 05/13/2014 11:08 PM
Created: 05/13/2014 10:59 PM WDIO.com

The Duluth School District and neighbors of the still-vacant Rockridge Elementary School in the Lakeside neighborhood are one step closer to a compromise.

The Duluth Planning Commissioner approved a new rezoning of the Rockridge site Tuesday evening. 

Neighbors are thankful it will limit development and maintain a public easement for hiking. 

Officials from the school district say it's more restrictive than a rezoning plan that failed last year, but the new plan should help sell the property

"It may not be perfect. I don't know that everybody in the neighborhood is satisfied. I can tell you the school district isn't totally satisfied,"  said Kerry Leider, the district's property and risk manager. "I think there's been some diminished value potential in the process, but usually that means it's fair and there's consensus and it's probably the right thing to do."

The rezoning plan now moves on to the City Council for approval.

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