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Duluth loosens day care zoning restrictions

The Duluth City Council voted 8-0 Monday night to allow day cares to locate in mixed-use business districts, where they previously allowed. The zoning would allow for child care facilities to locate closer to some of Duluth's largest employment c...

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The Duluth City Council voted 8-0 Monday night to allow day cares to locate in mixed-use business districts, where they previously allowed. The zoning would allow for child care facilities to locate closer to some of Duluth’s largest employment centers.
At Large Councilor Arik Forsman, who sponsored the ordinance change, said it could help address the shortfall of child care that currently exists locally.
“This would really open up some new lands available for the 1,100 kids who currently don’t have a day care spot in and around the city of Duluth,” he said.
At Large Councilor Zack Filipovich thanked Forsman for bringing the ordinance change forward, saying: “This is a good move for working families. It’s a good move for business in Duluth. And I think it’s good for the community as a whole.”

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