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The demand for all types of housing in downtown Duluth, from affordable to luxury and everything in between, was cause for chamber leadership to meet with the Kilbourne Group last week to gather input and discuss potential projects with the Fargo-based developer.
Litigation over the Pastoret Terrace property has again been placed on hold while Rod Raymond pursues a last-ditch effort to preserve the 135-year-old building.
Preservationists can only watch, as they were were unable to raise sufficient funds to protect the structure.
The Duluth Preservation Alliance was unable to raise enough funds to extend the temporary restraining order that protected the structure.

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A restraining order that blocks the building's demolition soon will be lifted unless bond funding is provided.
Cost overruns have made the redevelopment of the former Seaway Hotel property a challenge.
The Duluth Economic Development Authority has deemed the buildings "structurally substandard."
Things won’t get any better there, I fear, and there is a great big United States outside of Duluth where transplants will be welcomed, not to mention where there is better weather and lower taxes.
The relocation of Gregorich and Matack Family Dental's practice to the building is anticipated in the spring.
Rod Raymond dares to dream of a rejuvenated East First Street, with a restored Pastoret serving as a catalyst for reinvestment in the area.

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The credit has been instrumental in breathing new life into old buildings.
City staff want to seek proposals from developers.
Councilors will also be asked to sign off on an agreement for the restoration of Lincoln Park, after previous delays.

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