Last month, phase one of the Panoway on Wayzata Bay initiative was officially completed!
Upgrades to downtown Wayzata and its lakefront included reconstructing Lake Street from Barry Avenue to Broadway Avenue for greater pedestrian and bicyclist ease; replacing the existing surface parking lot at Lake Street with a beautiful, multi-use Plaza Park near the lakefront; and extending the Dakota Rail Regional Trail safely across Ferndale Road to Broadway Avenue.
From making our city’s iconic Lake Street and its businesses more accessible and pedestrian-friendly, to creating greater public access to downtown’s Lake Minnetonka shoreline, to upgrading storm sewer systems, railroad crossings, sidewalks and the water main, the completion of this phase is an important first step in enhancing and preserving the lakefront experience for generations to come.
Thank you to community members for your patience, and thank you to the many experts and project collaborators who helped make the Panoway vision a reality! To celebrate this milestone, the Wayzata Conservancy brought together residents, community and business leaders, and donors for a virtual ribbon cutting. Check it out!