Cold Storage Site (Minnehaha Creek Restoration Project)

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As part of its larger Minnehaha Creek Restoration Project, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) has purchased a 16.9 acre piece of property adjacent to Minnehaha Creek in Hopkins. The property, located at 325 Blake Road, is an older industrial property with cold storage buildings currently operating the site.

At the Blake Road property, the MCWD plans to restore about 1,000 feet of shoreline in one of the most degraded sections of the creek. The area will become a natural buffer to help clean and slow run-off water before it enters the creek, provide reasonable public access and improve water quality.

The rest of the property will be sold for re-development, which is consistent with the City’s comprehensive land use plan.

Goals for the project

The City of Hopkins shares common goals with the MCWD for the project, which include:

  • Improved water quality
  • Redevelopment of a key parcel in the heart of the Blake Road corridor

Project Funding

The MCWD is providing all the funding for the project. Find out more about the project on the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District website.


  • Community Development Coordinator

  • MCWD Communications Manager
    Telly Mamayek