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Wanted - housing units in Cloquet, Scanlon

A housing study of the Cloquet/Scanlon area determined that the two cities will need another 500 housing units over the next 11 years to satisfy demand. The 500 units were almost evenly split, with 240 units falling in the category of owned housi...

A housing study of the Cloquet/Scanlon area determined that the two cities will need another 500 housing units over the next 11 years to satisfy demand. The 500 units were almost evenly split, with 240 units falling in the category of owned housing, and 260 units falling into the rental housing category.

“Cloquet needs more move-up type of housing. We have starter and executive homes,” Community Development Director Holly Butcher told the Cloquet City Council at its Tuesday night meeting.

In terms of rental units, the need is divided between age-restricted market rate and affordable units (140) and general occupancy market rate and affordable units (120) as well.

The study offered seven recommendations, and City Councilors and Mayor Bruce Ahlgren unanimously approved the implementation plan created by a housing task force.

Next the plan moved to the Cloquet Economic Development Authority for approval.

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In other matters Tuesday, the Council and Mayor:

+ Scheduled a 2014 Primary Election canvass meeting for 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15;

+ Approved the closure of Avenue C by City Hall for a car show and Carlton Avenue for a parade during the annual Cloquet Labor Day celebration; and

+ Discussed the city budget for next year during the work session.

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