Stormwater Regulatory Guide for Proposed Development and Redevelopment Activities in the City of Fridley

This guide provides the information needed to understand and carry out the MWMO’s member cities’ stormwater requirements. Use the Find Your Watershed tool to confirm your location within the MWMO and the City of Fridley. The information below does not apply if your project is not within the MWMO.

The MWMO is not a permitting entity and no permit is required from the MWMO. Applicable MWMO standards are evaluated by city staff. Compliance with MWMO standards is evaluated as part of the city’s project review process and is necessary to receive a city permit(s).

Additional (non-stormwater) city and state requirements, and associated permits, may be applicable to your project (e.g., NPDES construction permit). The developer is responsible for securing all applicable permits related to their projects.

City Review Process

Proposed land-disturbing activities in the City of Fridley are reviewed by the City’s planning department, engineering department, and other staff, as needed. Project proposers are strongly encouraged to contact the City’s planning department prior to submitting a permit application (and supporting documentation) to determine if an initial planning meeting with City staff is recommended.

MWMO Grant Program

Projects may be eligible for MWMO Capital Project Grants designed to fund stormwater management and/or habitat enhancements that fall outside of minimum applicable regulatory requirements for a project site. MWMO encourages developers to consider whether an MWMO capital project grant is appropriate for their project and contact MWMO staff for more information.

Stormwater Regulations

The city and MWMO have worked together to align the MWMO’s non-regulatory standards with the city’s stormwater regulations. Proposed land-disturbing activities located within the City of Fridley and within the MWMO must meet the city’s stormwater regulations summarized in this table. City stormwater regulations are presented alongside the corresponding MWMO standard; where city and MWMO language deviates, the city evaluates projects relative to both the city’s regulations and MWMO’s standards.

The table also includes definitions and links to modeling software and tools commonly used to demonstrate compliance with stormwater performance requirements. Developers should confirm the acceptability of any modeling or assessment tool with the city.

Fridley’s Municipal Codes are available online; applicable chapters may include Chapter 5 Zoning, Chapter 206 Building Code, Chapter 208 Stormwater Management and Erosion Control, and others depending on the specific nature of the project. Note that projects disturbing more than one acre are also subject to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s NPDES Construction Stormwater Permit.