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

Surface Water & Sewers

Public Works




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

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Office hours

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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