Fourteen cities near Lake Minnetonka in the Metropolitan Twin Cities area "want to entice more people to do, boosting tourism by rebranding the area as a year-round regional destination and revamping lakefront attractions," writes Kelly Smith. The plans would remake the towns on the lakefront in the model of "places like Key West, Naples, San Diego or Duluth."
Included in the plans:
Not everyone is supportive of the plans to increase access to the lake. Mary Bader, a longtime resident and former City Council member is quoted an earlier article describing her resistance to the potential changes: “Do we need a massive redevelopment plan for what is basically a nice little town? No, I don’t think so, and I don’t think most people in Wayzata think so."