Southwest Windom Neighborhood green stormwater infrastructure

Learn more about green infrastructure at Southwest Windom Neighborhood

About the project

Residential reconstruction projects that added several bioswales along 61st Ave and one large bioswale along 62nd Ave. These bioswales help to mitigate drainage issues and capture and infiltrate stormwater runoff. The city installed native sod in the bump-outs instead of seeds or plants. Native sod is a new way to get healthy vegetation at GI sites. The native plants are grown at a green house on a mat. Once the plants are big enough, the mat is rolled out at the site. Native plants require less maintenance and can absorb more water. 

  • Type of green infrastructure: Bioretention basins 
  • Completion date: 2020 
  • Functions:  
    • Improve drainage issues and infiltrate stormwater runoff
    • Creates pollinator habitat and adds native plants 
Dirt in large area
green plants in large area
dirt in boulevard between sidewalk and road
Plants in boulevard behind sidewalk
Man crouching down to plant in green boulevard

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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