Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes, MN

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Community Planning Overview:

Downtown Detroit Lakes has long served as the city’s center for commercial and civic life, and a regional center for healthcare. The vision for downtown emerged based on markets, existing projects and priorities, and community-wide needs. Within two years of this plan’s adoption, millions of dollars in new public and private investment occurred. Many of plan’s recommendations have been remarkably implemented. The realignment of Highway 10 created an opportunity for new development on a five-acre site at the gateway to downtown. Besides the area’s numerous businesses, its proximity to Lake Detroit and its cultural and healthcare institutions provide the necessary drive for new growth.