The City is looking at installing a filtration basin in a City-owned lot on the NW quadrant of Brenner Ave & Millwood Ave. The City purchased the lot in 2011 to address neighborhood drainage issues and it is currently used for stormwater purposes.
The modification from its current state would require the removal of the trees, grading a basin at a constant elevation, and some storm sewer pipe work. The lot would be restored using a mix of trees, shrubs, and native vegetation.
The proposed filtration basin would help alleviate some local flooding issues and help improve water quality going to Charley Pond and Lake Owasso.
The City will be partnering with the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District for cost share funding, and also to ensure both organizations’ Water Management Plans are being met.
A comparative project is at Twin Lakes Parkway & Arthur. The proposed basin at Brenner and Millwood will have a similar look to the existing basins, once established. The City will maintain the proposed pond at Brenner and Millwood on a monthly basis, which is standard procedure for other stormwater projects around the City.
The City held an informational meeting about the project to get input from residents before the City completes the final design. The meeting was held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the park building in Autumn Grove Park located at 1395 Lydia Avenue West.