BY PRESIDENT NESS:
WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council approved on October 28, 2002, Resolution 02-0655R(b), adopting a portion of the Bayfront master plan, specifically, that portion providing area at the head of Slip 2 for a living water garden; and
WHEREAS, Sweetwater Alliance has approached the city council about the need for more space for this project and has proposed to extend this project along the east side of Slip 2; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized that this proposed change in scope needs to be considered in context with current and potential future development at Bayfront; and
WHEREAS, Sweetwater Alliance has raised the matching funds for a Minnesota coastal grant for the design of a living water garden and timing is of essence.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council desires to consider the requested expansion of the living water garden and requests that the administration review the expanded area proposal for the living water garden along the east side of Slip 2 and provide the council with a report of the effects of the proposed expansion on current and potential future development of Bayfront by April 20, 2005.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Sweetwater Alliance has approached the city council to expand the living water garden site to include the east side of Slip 2 at Bayfront. The council has an interest in considering this request and asks that the administration review and comment on the effects of granting the requested additional space to both current and future development of Bayfront.