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Holland Basin Stormwater Improvements

This project will use some of “The Basin” next to Edison High School to treat stormwater as it moves through the City, cleaning the water before it flows to the Mississippi River. The middle of the basin will be filled with native plants and the north and south ends of the basin will remain how they are now. When it rains, the planted area in the middle will fill with water. 

Holland Basin Project Area Map

Project timeline

Design & Outreach: May - August 2020, Construction: October - November 2020, Planting: April - June 2021 

Construction for the Holland Basin changes began on October 14, 2020.

Most of the initial construction during the first two weeks will be in the basin.  Quincy Street NE between 20th and 22nd Avenue NE will be closed. This first phase of construction will include installing pipes and lowering the middle of the basin. Planting will occur in the spring of 2021. 

Project details


The Holland Basin was built by the City of Minneapolis in the early 2000’s as a flood relief basin for Northeast Minneapolis, located east of Thomas Edison High School in the Edison Green Campus. “The Basin” was designed as a space for water to fill instead of flooding adjacent homes or the school buildings. It also provides open space for the Holland Neighborhood. More information and background can be found on the Holland Basin Fact Sheet.

What to expect

Construction impacts to area

Residential and school traffic may be affected on Quincy Street NE (between 22nd Ave NE and 19th Ave NE) and 20th Avenue NE (west of Jackson Street NE). 


Holland Basin Project Area image

Project documents

Contact us

If you have questions, concerns or feedback, please reach out to: Katie Kowalczyk, Green Infrastructure Coordinator, [email protected], 612-403-3281

Please contact us by August 3, 2020 with feedback on the proposed work.  

Last updated Oct 15, 2020



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