Caring for our vibrant historic neighborhoods and businesses

Finding Dubuque's True North is bringing a fresh focus to the revitalization of our North End neighborhoods. The initiative is embraced by boththe public and private sectors collaborating on objectives and strategies to achieve them. In time, this initiative will benefit both our citizens and our economy while preserving our sense of community.
Starting anew on the North End is the mission of Dubuque's True North, and the priorities to achieve it include:
 
Priority 1: Removal of blight and creation of affordable workforce housing.
Identify and take actions necessary to acquire, rehabilitate, and re-sell blighted rentals as single-family homes to Dubuque's growing workforce. Identify and take actions to support low-income residents' ability to afford to purchase and maintain these homes, including collaboration with workforce programming, financial institutions, nonprofits, and government agencies. 

Priority 2: Identification and pursuit of the redevelopment, reuse and repurposing of commercial and/or industrial assets with the greatest opportunity for a “transformative” effect.
Identify key commercial or industrial properties whose redevelopment, reuse or repurposing would have the greatest positive economic, environmental and cultural impact for the community or neighborhood.

Priority 3: Pursue infrastructure improvements capable of creating the physical, financial and cultural environment necessary to enable new businesses to develop, and existing businesses to reinvest in the north side corridors.
Inform, guide and support public action to create a “north gateway” into the city of Dubuque that includes landscaping, street-scaping, traffic design, zoning and business assistance. Identify and implement innovative means to reduce costs and increase viability of new and existing businesses, including targeted support from StartUp Dubuque and access to shared space, shared organizational and administrative services, rehabilitation funds, broadband connectivity and management/mentoring support.


 Dubuque's True North Home Renovations

2033 Washington Street

1,908 SF, 2 story

Renovation to be complete in Fall 2019

2320 Jackson Street

1,724 SF, 2 story

Renovation to be complete in Fall 2019

389 East 21st Street

1,207 SF. 2 story

Renovation to be complete in Fall 2019

821 Garfield Avenue

2,083 SF, 2 story

Renovation to be complete in Fall 2019

2414 Windsor Avenue

1,850 SF. 2 story

Renovation to be complete in Fall 2019

   

 


 

2018–2019 Dubuque's True North Development Corporation Board of Directors

Ernest Jackson, Chair
John Deere Dubuque Works

Jeff Mozena, Vice Chair
Premier Bank

Steve Baumhover, Treasurer
Fidelity Bank & Trust


Kristina Beytien
Upcycle Dubuque

Philip Boom
Emmaus Bible College

Jeff Bullock
University of Dubuque

Thom Chesney
Clarke University

Jim Collins
Loras College

Mike Donohue

Kate Farber
Quincy Bag

Lynn H. "Tut" Fuller
Dubuque Bank & Trust

Joe Hearn
Dupaco Community Credit Union

Peg Hudson
MidWestOne Bank

Ron Kinsella
DuTrac Community Credit Union

Dan LoBianco
Dubuque Main Street

Emily McCready
563 Design

Jane O'Neill
East Central Iowa Assoc. of REALTORS

Kate Pineda
Dubuque Bank & Trust

Tara Verdia
 

Dr. Liang Chee Wee
Northeast Iowa Community College


Ed Raber

Director of Dubuque's True North
563-557-9049
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