Entries by Solution Blue

From problem to opportunity

The Japanese garden “Seisui Tei” (Garden of Pure Water) at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is one of the most renowned in North America. Much less common in the United States, Chinese gardens function more like parks to be discovered than gardens to be admired. Combining natural and built landscape features, and always including […]

Streetscapes: At the corner of 4th and Innovation

This 2-block stretch of 4th Street is vital to the growth and success of this Innovation District. The project’s first phase will include bike lanes, sidewalks, mountable curbs, modular wetlands, tree trenches, movable furniture, seating elements and a mixture of vegetation to enhance the environment, improve pedestrian/bike access and spur economic development.” Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal (Sept. […]

Redesign of Lake Minnetonka Downtown Lakefront

We are excited to collaborate on this great project to enhance the environment and community spaces around Wayzata and Lake Minnetonka! We are going to provide support with the civil engineering, stormwater management, site design and construction cost estimating services.” Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal (Sept. 16, 2015) Visit: Lake Minnetonka Downtown Lakefront Redesign

CHS Field is one of the greenest ballparks in America

Our Solution Blue team enjoyed providing the stormwater modeling, design, engineering and construction assistance services for this multi-functional network of sustainable stormwater features. The most noteworthy feature is the first commercial rainwater re-use system used for flushing toilets ever in the City of Saint Paul, which is estimated to save over 450,000 gallons of fresh […]

An Inside Look at CHS Field’s Water Conservation Project

When CHS Field opens this spring, rainwater will be treated on site and used to help irrigate the field and flush some of the ballpark’s toilets.  This stormwater re-use project – paid for in part by Minnesota’s Clean Water Fund – is one of the first of its kind in all of Minnesota. Solution Blue has […]

Solution Blue helps make St. Paul Saints Ballpark a ‘green’ field

When the $62 million stadium opens in May, the home of the city’s minor league baseball team will take a major step forward as an environmentally friendly sports facility… features will include a storm water filtration system that will take drainage from the nearby Metro Transit maintenance facility roof and use it to irrigate the […]

Planting Tulips at the New Arboretum Entrance

Solution Blue led the site design, engineering, stormwater management and construction assistance for this new Grand Entry & Gatehouse at the MN Landscape Arboretum. In this special edition of Grow With Kare, Bobby and Bilenda visit the new Entry and plant some tulips! video: http://www.kare11.com/videos/life/home-garden/grow-with-kare/2014/11/01/18317451/