Lake Effect Environmental Assessment Worksheet

An Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the City’s Lake Effect project has been prepared by the City of Wayzata, and is available for public review and comment. The City will accept comments on the EAW from March 12, 2018 to April 11, 2018. In addition, there will be a public open house on Wednesday, April 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, Minnesota.

The Lake Effect project area is located along the shoreline of Lake Minnetonka, and extends from a stormwater basin east of the Section Foreman House to the inland marina on the west near Shaver Park. The project includes the following improvements:

  • An Eco Park on the east side of the project area with a restored shoreline marsh, fishing pier, and environmental education center;
  • A meandering continuous boardwalk (the Lake Walk) from the Eco Park near the Section Foreman House on the east end, past the Broadway community docks, to the historic Depot;
  • Lake Street will be redesigned to be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly with revised urban park/plaza replacing the Broadway Municipal parking lot;
  • A City-owned parcel of land located on the east side of Bushaway Road will be modified as necessary to offset impacts to the lake bottom and lake volume displaced due to the construction of the proposed project;
  • As part of a potential future phase, the existing swimming beach may be enhanced. The beach improvements are not included in the current scope of work, but are included in the EAW for the environmental review purposes.  

The EAW is linked below for review and in-person at:

Wayzata City Hall
600 Rice Street E
Wayzata, MN 55391

Environmental Conservation Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Written comments will be made part of the public record and can be sent to:

Jeffrey Thomson
Director of Planning and Building
City of Wayzata
600 Rice Street E
Wayzata, MN 55391