South Port Area Wide Plan

The City of Dubuque, Iowa continues to take proactive steps to promote sustainability, planning, and community engagement. The Port of Dubuque continues to change to encompass Dubuque’s vision and values. The Port of Dubuque consists of two contrasting areas, the North Port and the South Port, both adjacent to the historic Ice Harbor. All who enter Dubuque along the Mississippi River see the Port of Dubuque. The Port of Dubuque Master Plan was adopted in 2002 to create an appealing gateway to Dubuque and foster redevelopment of the community’s underutilized waterfront. With implementation of the Port of Dubuque Master Plan, the North Port now represents a lively and attractive destination in Dubuque. While the North Port sets a prime example of successful redevelopment in a once struggling area, the South Port is still in the planning stages.  For more information on the South Port Area Wide Plan, please contact the City of Dubuque Economic Development Department at 563-589-4393 or by email at

South Port Board