Sentyrz Supermarket

A Northeast Minneapolis grocery store manages its runoff with a series of large raingardens and other stormwater features.

Overview

One of four raingardens installed at Sentyrz Market.

Sentyrz's raingardens are filled with deep-rooted native prairie plants.

The landscaping at Sentyrz is designed to absorb up to 22,000 gallons of runoff per 1-inch rain event.

Permeable pavers at Sentyrz Market.

Project Details

City: Minneapolis

Type: Action Grant

Status: Completed

MWMO Funding: $27,030

Partners: Metro Blooms, Sentyrz Market

Staff Contact:
Marcy Bean, PLA
Capital Projects and Stewardship Specialist
612-746-4979
Email Marcy Bean, PLA
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This project installed raingardens that capture stormwater runoff from 20,000 square feet of impervious surfaces at the Sentyrz Market in Northeast Minneapolis. Native plants were utilized to create habitat and maximize stormwater infiltration. The improvements reduce stormwater runoff at a rate of approximately 22,000 gallons per 1-inch rain event.

In addition to preventing pollution by capturing stormwater runoff, the project created new opportunities for education and outreach to the community. Educational interpretive signs were added to teach visitors about the stormwater treatment practices used on the site.