Washburn Water Tower
Minneapolis Water Works has committed to installing beautiful new landscaping at the base of the Washburn Water Tower. However, they will only invest in the plantings if our neighborhood can provide the volunteers to help plant and maintain the plants in the coming years. Are you wiling to give a little bit of your time to help this beautiful vision for an improved Water Tower become a reality? The Tangletown Neighborhood Association is assessing whether we can commit the volunteers needed over the next two years. Please fill out this quick form to tell us if you are willing to help.
Although no longer used for drinking water, 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. Minneapolis Water Works, who owns and maintains the tower and its grounds, commissioned a low-maintenance landscape design plan from Tangletown Gardens. The conceptual design can be viewed here: Washburn-Tangletown-Planting Pallette. Minneapolis Water Works has cleared the area and plans to purchase the plant materials. They are now seeking support from the Tangletown Neighborhood Association for implementation in spring of 2018. They are hoping we can provide volunteers to reduce the installation costs as well as maintain the gardens by watering and weeding for the first two-three years while the plants are established.
Annika Bankston, Superintendent -Water Plant Operations & Maintenance attended the Tangletown Neighborhood Association board meeting on January 15th to tell us more about the plans. The Tangletown Neighborhood Association board is currently reviewing and seeking feedback from neighbors regarding our ability to provide the volunteers needed to make this project a reality. Please fill out this quick form to tell us if you are willing to help.
Next Board Meeting February 19th 7pm
Join us at our February 19th Board Meeting at Fuller Park (4802 Grand Ave So) at 7pm. Newly elected council member Jeremy Schroeder will be joining us to share his priorities for work with our neighborhood and the city.
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.