Mendota Plaza, Mendota Heights, MN

Élan Design Lab implemented a Planned Unit Development (PUD), Mendota Plaza, at Dodd Road and Highway 110 in Mendota Heights, MN. Phase 1 of the PUD included a 47,200 SF multi-tenant retail building, a 14,820 SF Walgreens and an assisted living facility. The second phase designed by Élan consisted of a drive connecting the retail center and Highway 110, a multifamily residential building (149 units), and two levels of underground parking, and planning for two retail buildings (approximately 11,000 SF). The project included the construction of a right turn lane on Highway 110, driven sheet pile retaining walls adjacent to the existing wetland/drainageway, a land bridge crossing of the wetland/drainageway, plazas and streetscapes, and coordination with the construction of regional trail and underpass in the Highway right of way. Stormwater rate and volume control was achieved through the construction of vaults beneath the plaza and surface parking areas.