Pastoret Terrace building potential demolition

By Phil Jents
The Duluth Economic Development Authority is proposing the demolition of the Pastoret Terrace building located at 109 North 2nd Avenue East in Duluth.

The Pastoret Terrace building was constructed in 1886 by Michael Pastoret and has been considered a contributing resource to the Duluth Commercial Historic District (DCHD). The building has been modified over the years from its original construction.

In 2010, the entire building suffered a fire that left the building vacant of its tenants and has remained vacant and in disrepair since that time. In 2011, the building suffered a second fire resulting in further property damage. The property became tax-forfeit in 2016 at which time DEDA acquired the property from St. Louis County. The building condition has continued to deteriorate beyond feasible rehabilitation, and therefore, the DEDA proposes to demolish it.

Due to the potential demolition of a building that has been considered a contributing building to the DCHD, an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) is required under Minnesota Rules 4410.4300, subpart 31.

The EAW is available for public review and comment starting on July 9, 2018. The City of Duluth will accept written comments on the EAW during the public review and comment period, which concludes Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Written comments should be submitted to Keith Hamre, City of Duluth, 411 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802. Electronic/email comments may be submitted to with Pastoret Terrace EAW in the subject line. If submitting comments electronically, please include your name and mailing address.

The EAW is available for public review at:

. City of Duluth City Hall, 411 West First Street, Office 402, Duluth, MN

. Duluth Public Library, 520 W Superior St, Duluth, MN

The EAW is posted on the City’s website:

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