Project Number: BC-5
At their meeting on September 21, 2017, the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission approved a proposal from the Commission Engineer (Barr Engineering) to perform a feasibility study for the project which began in October 2017 and will continue through the winter. The feasibility study will develop and evaluate multiple alternatives for improving stormwater management in Bryn Mawr Meadows Park to treat runoff from 209 acres of land to remove an estimated 22 pounds of phosphorus per year, on average.. The feasibility study will include wetland delineations, soil testing, topographic survey, tree survey, cultural resources and endangered species reviews.
The majority of funding for this water quality improvement project, estimated at $500,000, is slated to come from a tax levied on the residents of the Bassett Creek Watershed by Hennepin County in 2019.
This proposed project will treat stormwater runoff from up to 209 acres of surrounding residential areas that currently flow untreated into Bassett Creek. The project will be implemented within Bryn Mawr Meadows Park and is being considered in conjunction with the Minneapolis Park and Rec Board's master planning process for this area.
Public input on the project will be coordinated through the North Service Area Community Advisory Committee which is established by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to facilitate park planning within the city.
Feasibility Study Proposal (Approved Sept 2017)