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Survey link included on city's website


IRONWOOD — A link to the city of Ironwood’s website has been added on the comprehensive plan revision.

The new city plan will guide the community for the next decade, as city officials continue to respond to demographic shifts and build on recent successes. The plan will establish a vision for the future and outline how that vision will be achieved, the site notes.

The revision kicked off earlier this month with a workshop before a planning commission meeting.

Brad Scheib, of the Hoisington Koegler Group Inc., of Minneapolis, a consultant planner for the project, outlined how the comprehensive plan will be updated.

Scheib said public involvement will be a key part of the process.

The city hired the Minneapolis firm for $70,000 to assist in updating the plan.

Ironwood’s current plan was adopted in 1982.

The new plan and vision will reflect the goals of the community, while addressing housing and infrastructure, streets and sidewalks, existing and future parks, trails, and the downtown.

The plan will build off previous efforts such as the Downtown Blueprint and the parks and recreation plan.

Public input is being gathered in a number of key areas.

Residents and non-residents may complete the online community survey to provide information about issues they feel are important to the community.

Paper versions of the survey were sent out with the November city tax bills.

The online survey will be open until the first week of January. “We love when people comment online,” Scheib said.

A community workshop will be held on Jan. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and will be followed by an open house from 1 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 22. Both meetings will be at the Memorial Building.

To link to the comprehensive plan survey, visit


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