Whitney Pond (KL-P2.1) Storm Water Improvements (2024-111)

In 2023, the City of Apple Valley completed a feasibility study (City Project #2023-135) to analyze stormwater improvement options surrounding pond KL-P2.1 (Whitney Pond) located within Keller Park. The City received a $40,000 grant through the Watershed Based Implementation Fund, a derivative of the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment to complete the feasibility study. Stormwater improvements will help improve water quality and will be necessary to provide required, permit mandated stormwater management for upcoming street reconstruction projects in the surrounding neighborhood.

 To date, the City has hosted two public open houses:

  • August 17th to present 2 concepts and introduce the projects.
  • September 27th to review an updated concept based on public feedback obtained during open comment period. 

At the December 28th, 2023 Council meeting, Council approved the feasibility study and directed preparation of plans and specifications for the project. In February of 2024, the City began working with Barr Engineering on the final design documents for the project based on the Concept 3 design that was established as part of the public engagement process. The final design will help the City apply for additional grants available in March/April of this year. Project scheduling has not been finalized at this time, largely due to unknowns with grant applications. A tentative date of Winter 2024-2025 is still the goal of the City. Staff will keep residents informed as the project progresses

Included below is a copy of the City’s presentation slides from the September 27th public meeting. This includes copies of initial concepts, response to comments, a review of Lac Lavon lake levels, the preferred draft concept, and a working project schedule. A copy of the preferred Concept 3 is also included below.  

SEPTEMBER 27th PRESENTATION SLIDES-WHITNEY POND EXPANSION

RESPONSES TO COMMENTS BEFORE AUG 17TH OPEN HOUSE

SEE PROJECT INFORMATION TAB BELOW FOR CONCEPTS. 

Contact Samantha Berger at 952-953-2462 or email Samantha.berger@applevalleymn.gov with questions or for more information.

  1. Project Information
  2. Aug 17th Open House Concepts

CONCEPT 1

Whitney Pond-Concept 1_DRAFT

CONCEPT 2

Whitney Pond-Concept 2_DRAFT

CONCEPT 1 WITH COMMENTS

Concept 1_With Comments

CONCEPT 2 WITH COMMENTS

Concept 2_With Comments