Northeast Minneapolis Commercial Corridor
This revitalization project brought clean water projects and native habitat to businesses and organizations on Central Avenue and nearby. The projects were on small, urban, almost completely impervious sites, so we got creative in our use of raingardens, permeable pavement, bee lawn boulevards, native prairie, native plantings and a green roof (our first). We worked with TE Studio, Phygen Coatings, Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Islamic Cultural Community Center, the Grell property and Recovery Bike Shop. The program included outreach opportunities for our participants, and we helped them apply for city stormwater credits.
Most of the projects capture at least 90 percent of runoff during an average rain event. Total capture for all six sites: 700 lbs sediment, 1.25 lbs phosphorus, 650,000 gallons of runoff per year.