Wayzata’s downtown has one of the best public VV views available of Lake Minnetonka and Wayzata Bay. For decades the linear stretch of land between Lake Street and the shoreline separated by rail tracks appeared underdeveloped and featured a parking lot. Years of meetings with community members and designers resulted in the creation of Panoway … Read More
I was thrilled to learn that the Wayzata Section Foreman House has officially been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Wayzata Section Foreman House was built in 1902. The home was originally 32 feet by 16 feet. It had two rooms each on the first and second levels. It cost $750 to … Read More
Since October 2020 generations of Wayzata residents have been enjoying a multi-faceted urban and ecological endeavor geared toward celebrating one of Minnesota’s most illustrious natural resources—Lake Minnetonka. Named for the panoramic vista of Wayzata bay, this project, now known as the “Panoway”, brings together cutting-edge urban design and environmental sensitivity to form a stretch along … Read More
Lakeside park space meant to be a quiet place of peace and reflection Designs for a memorial honoring those who died in the attacks on 9/11 were approved March 2 by the Wayzata City Council. The memorial will be located among a grove of nine birch trees in the recently completed lakeside plaza park, which … Read More
One of the bright spots in 2020 was the transformation of Wayzata’s lakefront with the completion of Phase I of Panoway on Wayzata Bay. After nearly a decade of planning, residents finally got to enjoy the benefits of this new and improved connection between Lake Street and Lake Minnetonka. The success of Phase I has … Read More
Memorial will be ready in time for the 20th anniversary on Sept. 11, 2021 A memorial honoring those who died in the attacks on 9/11 is being planned as part of the Panoway on Wayzata Bay initiative. The memorial will be incorporated into the new lakeside plaza park, which was unveiled in late summer alongside … Read More
Read the full Start Tribune article While door-knocking for his Wayzata City Council run in 2004, Ken Willcox met a resident who asked, “Is a parking lot the best we can do?” He was referring to several blocks in the city’s downtown overlooking Lake Minnetonka, a stretch occupied for decades by a parking lot. Willcox, … Read More
Panoway is a portmanteau combining “panorama” and “Wayzata.” Read the full Star Tribune article.
This article from Curbed on landscape architecture features Wayzata and Civitas – ‘The urban designers who bring the community in’ – the Denver-based firm wants its projects to be useful to the public for decades.
Click here to hear about how this YMCA camp teaches kids to appreciate, protect state’s waters. Images by Elizabeth Shockman | MPR News