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West Industrial Park Project

The City of Aurora Wants Your Feedback on the Future of the West Industrial Park

This is an exciting time as the City of Aurora gears up for the development of the West Industrial Park. We are investing in our community and your feedback is essential for helping to shape the future of this area.

The city is in the process of creating a master plan that creates the visions, lays out the roads and realigns the trail through the site. We are seeking your input on the design to identify issues, build consensus, and create a broadly supported plan for the development of city-owned land on the west side of the city. Your feedback will be used to determine a final master plan that reflects the current and future needs of the community.

"We are excited to partner with the City of Aurora to develop this property and attract living-wage jobs to the community,” said Ida Rukavina, Commissioner Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation. This project is made possible, in part, by taxes paid by Minnesota’s mining industry through the Minnesota Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation (IRRR).

The City of Aurora wants you to be a vital part of this project. The project started in January with conceptual design and now the city is looking for your feedback on the design options being considered for the West Industrial Park.

A website has been created to share information and engagement opportunities for this project, including an online survey for your feedback on design concepts.



All community members are also invited to attend the informational open house:

Thursday, April 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Aurora Community Center, 15 W 1st Ave N

View the design concepts, ask questions, share your ideas and feedback, and learn about how each concept could pave the way for future progress of West Industrial Park and our community. Team members will also be at the High School during the noon lunch to share concepts with staff and students.

Your input will be key to finalizing a design recommendation to be presented to City Council in April.

The Minnesota Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation is located in Eveleth, Minnesota, and invests in resources to foster vibrant growth and economic prosperity in northeastern Minnesota by enhancing livable communities, maximizing collaborations and partnerships and strengthen businesses and worker education.