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´╗┐Northern Columbia Golf Course Stormwater Improvements

Starting in October 2020, the City of Minneapolis, in partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board will construct a new trunk storm sewer and construction of stormwater basins in the northern portion of the golf course. 

Project Map

SWS Northern Columbia Golf Course Map

Project Description

Project Background

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO), Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, and City of Minneapolis Public Works completed a stormwater management study for an area in Northeast Minneapolis called the 1NE Watershed. Since then, Public Works has been coordinating implementation of storm drain projects from the study with upcoming street and park improvement projects.

The MWMO will be leading construction of a new trunk storm sewer and construction of stormwater basins in the northern portion of the golf course and park as the third project to be implemented from the study. The project will help relieve flooding in the park and the upstream neighborhoods, will provide water quality treatment for stormwater runoff, and will restore native vegetation. 

Subscribe to email updates and get more information at the MWMO project page.

Project Schedule 

Construction began on Oct. 26, 2020, and is anticipated to go through August 2021.

Closures and Detours

Temporary road and trail closures will occur and signage will be installed indicating the planned detour route. It is anticipated that 5th St NE will be closed between St. Anthony Parkway and Columbia Boulevard from October 26, 2020 to November 27, 2020.

View the road closures map. The map will be updated if any additional closures are occur during the project.

Public meeting

Public Works staff and other project partners held a virtual pre-construction public meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. 

Review the presentation slides

Project Contact

Lisa Goddard, Project Manager, 612-673-2096, [email protected] 

Last updated Oct 29, 2020



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