Washburn Water Tower
Although no longer used for drinking water supply, the tower is an important monument in our neighborhood. While the fence installed around the base of the tower reduced the number of graffiti incidents, it created a challenge with respect to landscape maintenance. To address this issue, a low-maintenance landscape design plan was commissioned from Tangletown Gardens. The conceptual design can be viewed here: Washburn-Tangletown-Planting Pallette. The Minneapolis Water Works has cleared the area and plans to purchase the plant materials. They are now seeking neighborhood support for implementation in spring of 2018.
Annika Bankston, Superintendent – Water Plant Operations & Maintenance, will attend the Tangletown Neighborhood Association board meeting on January 15th. Join us to learn more about this important project to beautify our neighborhood: Monday, January 15th at 7pm. Fuller Park, Multipurpose Room. 4802 Grand Ave So.
Washburn High School Construction
Did you know that Washburn High School is planning an addition to be constructed in 2018? Laurie McGinley, Planning and Design Manager for Minneapolis Public Schools, shared the scope and impacts of this upcoming work at the Tangletown Neighborhood Association board meeting on November 20th. You can learn more on the Minneapolis Public School’s project page here. Follow us on Facebook and we’ll let you know as new information becomes available.