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The City of Wayzata embarked on an exciting journey to create an enhancement plan for the city’s beloved lakefront. Building on the work of the City Council-established Lakefront Taskforce, the Wayzata Lake Effect project gathered input from as many voices in the community as possible to develop a 10-year plan for the lakefront. From walking and boating tours, to interviews and surveys, to neighborhood captains and special events, community members participated and provided input throughout the planning initiative.

We invite you to download and review the Lake Effect Framework and the Lake Effect Framework Resolution (Res 09-2014)  as it was unanimously adopted by city council members on March 18, 2014.

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Since the adoption of the Lake Effect Framework in March, the City Council has been focused on implementation of the plan. To assist with this work, the Council retained Mary deLaittre of Groundwork: The Foundation for City Building in September to develop an implementation strategy for the Wayzata Lake Effect Plan. Ms. deLaittre previous work […]

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