Rosemount hosts open house on city’s long-term planning

Rosemount residents and property owners are invited to learn about plans for land use, downtown, and parks facilities in the community out to the year 2040.

The city will host an open house on the topics 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, with a formal presentation scheduled for 7 p.m. The event is part of the effort to revise the city’s Comprehensive Plan, which guides future development.

Part of the plan is a detailed land use map, that shows what city planners believe will be the development trends for the next 20 years.

One of the main reasons the city devotes a lot of effort to its Comprehensive Plan is that it guides future development in the community. As Rosemount continues to grow, landowners can consult the Comprehensive Plan and find out what the city thinks the future land use of their property and the properties nearby will be.

The plan includes urban-style development after 2030 in the southeast area of Rosemount. It also includes some of the land in UMore Park. The University of Minnesota Board of Regents recently began the process of making part of its land available for residential development.

Adding those areas will help the city match the population projections for Rosemount of the Metropolitan Council. Individual development decisions will still be made by landowners that choose to change the land from current use, which is typically farmland.

The Aug. 8 open house will also cover potential changes to the city’s Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan. The final draft of the updated Development Framework for Downtown Rosemount will also be available for viewing. Personnel from the city’s Community Development and Parks and Recreation departments will be available to answer questions. Questions can also be directed to City Senior Planner Kyle Klatt at 651-322-2052.