North Loop mid-block crossing green stormwater infrastructure

Learn more about green infrastructure at North Loop mid-block crossing

About the project

The project added a safer pedestrian crossing option for the community in the neighborhood. GSI was included in the bump-outs, including native plants and 2 new trees. These bump-outs take stormwater from the road and sidewalk and let it soak into the ground and water the plants and trees. This creates a safer, greener space. 

  • Type of green infrastructure: Bioretention basins 
  • Completion Date: 2021 
  • Functions: 
    • Removes trash and pollutants from the water 
    • Adds native plants and trees, and protects existing trees
    • Reduces hardcover and greens the city
    • Creates a community amenity
    • Keeps rainwater where it falls and let it soak into the ground 
    • Combines safety and environmental goals 
Dirt boulevard with organe cones around it
Green boulevard with plants behind curb

Contact us

Allison Bell, PE

Green Infrastructure Coordinator

Public Works



Katie Kowalczyk, PE

Water Resources Coordinator

Public Works



Surface Water & Sewers

Public Works




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

(Our office is closed to the public at this time)

Office hours

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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