Harbor View Revitalization
Duluth, Minnesota

Development:
416 Rental Apartments
104 Homeownership Units

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Duluth and TCGD, began planning for a major Harbor View revitalization in 1999. The revitalization plan was developed over a two-year period through comprehensive resident and community outreach and involvement. The development transforms the distressed Harbor View public housing and adjacent Hillside neighborhood to a new community called Harbor Highlands with outstanding views of Lake Superior and Duluth Harbor.

The Harbor View Hillside Revitalization is a $175 million undertaking, including $20 million from HUD’s HOPE VI program. Two hundred barrack-style housing units built in 1951 were demolished and the residents relocated throughout the City. City-wide the program, upon completion, will have provided 520 new construction housing units.  Two off site properties are The Village at Matterhorn with 96 apartments and town houses and Village Place with 55 apartments. All of the phases are mixed-income, including public housing, moderate income and market rate residents.   

The Harbor Highlands on-site revitalization program includes a combination of 169 single-family, duplex- and quad dwellings, together with a 50 unit condo building.  Master planning was based on Traditional Neighborhood Design, including a village core, traditional street pattern, homes with front porches and back yards that integrate into the broader community.  The original 200 on-site unit count slightly expanded to 269. The development team has successfully overcome numerous challenges including severe topography, with a 110 foot drop from the top to the bottom of the site; the highest cost of construction ever encountered by the development team; and winter construction challenges such as wind chills of -50 degrees.

Developer:
TCG Harbor Development, Master Developer
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Duluth

Financing:
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
City of Duluth
Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority
National Equity Fund
SunAmerica Affordable Housing Partners
Wells Fargo Bank
U.S. Bank

Architect/Engineer:
Torti Gallas – Master Planner
LHB, Inc.
JIT and Associates

Contractor:
Johnson Wilson Constructors

Marketing/Management: 
TCGD/Community Market Services, Inc. - Homeownership
Bowman Properties - Rentals