Sibley Parkway

Sibley Parkway

Mankato, MN

70 Acres

The Sibley Parkway Redevelopment Project Area covers approximately 70 acres of an underutilized and blighted industrial area located adjacent to the Minnesota River in lower West Mankato. Working closely with the City’s Community Development and Engineering Departments, the City’s redevelopment guidelines were used to develop a plan for roadway alignments, utility improvements, and development concepts for the area. Land uses now include residential and mixed use. Because the project area is adjacent to the Minnesota River and contains the flood control levee and an old lime storage pond, it was necessary to coordinate various design and regulatory aspects of the project with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, The Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Also included in the project was an extensive riverbank restoration of the Minnesota River. This restoration work included placing bendway weirs into the river to re-channel the flow of the river away from the fragile banks. Once this was completed, the riverbank was replanted with native vegetation. This technique is in direct comparison to adjacent areas, where hard armoring with rip-rap was utilized, and is considered to be both environmentally and aesthetically beneficial. By utilizing vegetation, it is hoped that the public will be invited to interact with the river both visually and physically. This was recognized as a 2011 Minnesota Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies Award-winning Project.

Public Works

  • Alta Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Cherry Street Ramp

  • Fairmont Water Treatment Plant

  • Goodhue Water Tower

  • Humboldt Pavement Management Study

  • Kingsley Wastewater Treatment

  • Lawton Water Treatment Plant

  • Madison Lake Regionalization

  • Mill Creek Bridge

  • Moville Comprehensive Plan

  • Sample Street

  • Second Street Ramp

  • Sibley Parkway

  • Sloan Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • South Front Street Reconstruction

  • Sumner Avenue Town Square

  • Trunk Highway 60 Downtown Reconstruction and Improvements

  • US Highway 14 Roundabout

  • US Highway 20

  • US Highway 59

  • West Lakeshore Drive