SEA School-Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project

In March 2020, the Golden Valley City Council authorized the SEA School-Wildwood Park Flood Reduction Project, a planning study to explore the next phase of the Medicine Lake Rd and Winnetka Ave Area Long-Term Flood Mitigation Plan (see map below).

Storm Drain stencil

As part of the planning study, the City and its consulting engineer will be updating flood models, engaging with residents and stakeholders, reviewing site conditions, identifying opportunities and challenges, and developing concept plans.

Project Purpose

Primary benefits include:

    • reducing flood levels and damages to nearby homes, businesses, and infrastructure
    • improving public health and safety

Additional benefits include:

  • improving water quality
  • increasing ecological diversity
  • enhancing wildlife habitat for pollinators like bees and butterflies
  • creating educational opportunities for SEA School and the community

Public Engagement

After reviewing the project concept plans, click the green button (below) to tell us your thoughts about each concept, ask questions, or provide general feedback about the plans.

April 8, 2021, 4–6 PM: Live chat sessions with staff

Please watch the video posted above. If you still have questions or would like to discuss your thoughts with staff, please click on a link below to join one or more of the sessions that interest you. Sessions will cover four topics including, Flooding History & Background, Concept Plans, Transportation (realigned SEA driveway, traffic safety, parking, trails, and sidewalks), and Parks and Recreation (park usage and amenities, pickleball, sports field, SEA School usage and partnership).

For technical assistance, please contact the City at 763-593-3986 or CNelson@goldenvalleymn.gov. If you incur costs to call into the meeting, you may submit the costs to the City for reimbursement consideration.

Flooding History & Background

Meeting number: 133 313 3578
Password: e4QpQWAjE63

Join by phone
+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 133 313 3578

Join by video system
Dial 1333133578@logis.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

 

Concept Plans

Meeting number: 133 305 0774
Password: krNPXf9xX83

Join by phone
+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 133 305 0774

Join by video system
Dial 1333050774@logis.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

 

Transportation (realigned SEA driveway, traffic safety, parking, trails, and sidewalks)

Meeting number: 133 787 3361
Password: TransPortTation

Join by phone
+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 133 787 3361

Join by video system
Dial 1337873361@logis.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

 

Parks and Recreation (park usage and amenities, pickleball, sports field, SEA School usage and partnership)

Meeting Number: 803 728 622

Join by phone
+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 803 728 622

Join by video system
Dial rbirno@logis.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Study Timeline

  • April-June 2020: Stakeholder meetings and community input
    • The City created an ArcGIS story map for residents to learn about the project and easily share feedback and take a survey. View the story map here.
    • This public engage opportunity ended June 30, 4:30 pm.
  • July-August 2020: Develop concept plans
  • September 2020: Present concept plans for public review and comment
  • November 2020: Completion of planning study
  • Fall 2020-Spring 2021 BCWMC Engineering Feasibility Study
  • March–April 2021: Present updated concept plans for public review and comment
  • April 8, 2021: Live chat sessions with staff between 4–6 pm (links coming soon)
    • Flooding History & Background
    • Concept Plans
    • Transportation (realigned SEA driveway, traffic safety, parking, trails, and sidewalks)
    • Park & Recreation (pickleball, playground, sports field, school usage, and partnership)

Partners

Questions?

Contact Eric Eckman or 763-593-8084.