Eighth Street Stormwater Planters

Learn more about green infrastructure on Eighth Street.

About the project

This project includes five bioretention planters that collect stormwater runoff from Eighth Street. These planters also add trees and native plantings to a highly urbanized downtown area. This project was completed in partnership with the MWMO and the DID. To learn more about the project, follow the link to the MWMO project page: MWMO link 

  • Type of green infrastructure: Planter Style Bioretention 
  • Completion date: 2020 
  • Project partners: Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO), Downtown Improvement District (DID) 
  • Functions: 
    • Removes trash and pollutants from the water  
    • Collects rainwater from the roads, sidewalks, and buildings and absorbs it into the ground
    • Adds native plants and trees and creates pollinator habitat
    • Creates a community amenity

All photos for this project are courtesy of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.

Planter Box in Sidealk
Planter Box in Sidealk
Drainage Pipe coming out from concrete wall

Contact us

Surface Water & Sewers

Public Works




Public Service Center
250 South 4th St, Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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