The design team of CIVITAS and Snow Kreilich Architects, was selected by the City of Wayzata for Panoway on Wayzata Bay—a multi-phased revitalization of Wayzata’s lakefront. The lakefront was redesigned to be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly, with a signature urban park replacing the Broadway Municipal parking lot. The year-round park space will include café seating, a retail kiosk, landscaping, and shade trees to create a relaxed urban experience with expansive views of Lake Minnetonka. The space will be highly adaptable to support a variety of community events.
Panoway grew out of the work of the Lake Effect Initiative, which spent nearly a decade evaluating the needs of the community by soliciting input from thousands of people through years of public and private events, meetings and conversations. The multi-phase project will transform the public shoreline on Lake Minnetonka, enhancing the lakefront experience and preserving it for years to come.
Phase one included reconstructing Lake Street from Barry Avenue to Broadway Avenue to be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly; creating a beautiful, multi-use Plaza Park near the lakefront; replacing the existing surface parking lot at Lake Street and Broadway Avenue; and extending the Dakota Rail Regional Trail safely across Ferndale Road to Broadway Avenue. Future phases include creating a living classroom by restoring the Section Foreman House, preserving the Wayzata Depot, building a boardwalk along the lakefront, and restoring the shoreline.