Lake Minnetonka is an invaluable resource that improves the quality of life for residents and visitors through access to open space, nature and recreation. Just as importantly, Lake Minnetonka contributes to the social, economic and environmental success of the region.

Building on the extensive community visioning of the 2013 Lake Effect Framework and the Lake Effect Implementation Strategy, the Wayzata Lake Effect initiative will redevelop the city’s lakefront and reconnect residents and visitors with this prized natural asset.

Signature Project Underway

The City of Wayzata is developing a schematic design for The Lake Effect: Signature Project that restores our lakefront to the foreground and as the gateway to Lake Minnetonka, one of Minnesota’s largest and most beloved lakes.

In September, the City of Wayzata announced the selection of the Signature Project Design Team: Denver-based Civitas will lead a multi-disciplinary team that features Snow Kreilich Architects (Minneapolis), Applied Ecological Services (Prior Lake), Solution Blue, Inc. (St. Paul), and HR&A Advisors (New York City).

Proposed Signature Project Timeline

  • October 2015-April 2016: Schematic Design Development and Delivery
  • April – June 2016: Evaluation of design and development of the Lake Effect Supporting Organization
  • Summer 2016: Launch Supporting Organization
  • Fall 2016: Initial phase of Signature Project construction

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