Wayzata Blvd Corridor Study

Summary

The City of Wayzata seeks to establish a vision to transform Wayzata Boulevard to an even more welcoming, safe, connected, active commerce center for the Wayzata community in decades to come through the introduction of a detailed and comprehensive corridor plan. The corridor plan is intended to be a holistic, community-centered process to establish a vision for the corridor that extends beyond the curb line and provides a cohesive framework for land use, development regulation, future infrastructure and streetscape interventions, and interim and future pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular safety improvements.

A Request for Proposal will be sent out in March, 2022 to select a consultant that will work through the corridor study and complete community engagement throughout the process. The RFP is attached below along with a map of the corridor study focus area. 

Study Goals

  • Engage residents, business owners, and visitors to the area to create a cohesive land use and transportation plan for the corridor that implements the vision set forth in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan and 2040 Community Vision
  • Analyze transportation safety issues related to the high number of access points (driveways) along the corridor and high traffic speeds, particularly in the segment east of Superior Blvd
  • Identify opportunities for roadway safety improvements that could be made in the short-term
  • Create a long-term plan with specific attention on the segment under County jurisdiction anticipated for roadway reconstruction between 2030 and 2035 
  • Evaluate pedestrian and bicycle network gaps, prioritize investments in the network 
  • Study the existing developments, identify properties likely to redevelop and create cohesive land use and development plan that guides the City’s response to development proposals 
  • Determine the updates that should be made to the Zoning Ordinance 
  • Investigate opportunities for public realm, streetscape, and right of way improvements such as signage, lighting, landscaping, seating, and public art
  • Evaluate the existing public transportation system

Projected Timeline

March 2022: Request for Proposals posted

May 2022: Contract executed with the selected consultant

Summer 2022: Community engagement process

Fall 2022: Present initial findings to City Council and stakeholders

Winter 2022 - 2023: Present recommendations and deliverables to City Council and stakeholders

Spring 2023: City Council adopts study report and recommendations

Request for Proposals

A Request for Proposals (RFP) was released on March 4, 2022. Questions about the proposal were due on March 25, 2022. Answers to questions were posted on March 29, 2022. Please see links below for the RFP and Question & Answer document. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the Wayzata Blvd Corridor Study you can contact Emily Goellner, Community Development Director, at egoellner@wayzata.org

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