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Alternative Urban Area-wide Review
The City of Rosemount, Empire Township, and the University of Minnesota are cooperating on an alternative urban area-wide review (AUAR) for the 5,000 acre UMore Park. The AUAR was initiated in fall 2011 by the City to review the potential impacts of development on the property and the surrounding area. To complete the analysis, the City and the University will be working on different development scenarios for the property. The process is set to conclude in fall 2013 and the final report will address the following topics. For further updates and information, see the City of Rosemount website.
Sand and Gravel Resources Project
Sand and gravel mining is scheduled to commence in 2013 as preparation for ancillary use facilities is underway. The City of Rosemount approved permits for Dakota Aggregates LLC to conduct large-scale mining extraction in the UMore Park property in December 2012. The 40-year lease was completed in June 2011. See milestones for additional details.
The Integration Plan: Infusing Sustainability into Planning and Development for UMore Park seeks to connect the overall vision for the property with the aspirational goals for sustainability outlined in the The Sustainable Community at UMore Park report using the 2009 Concept Master Plan as a foundation. The report was completed in March 2012 by Joachim Eble Architektur.
Action Plan for Sustainability
The Sustainable Community at UMore Park: Aspirational Goals and Action Plan for Sustainability identifies goals and performance targets for sustainability at UMore Park and to creates a plan to achieve them. The companion summary publication highlights the most compelling aspects of the 10 principles and aspirational goals
Concept Master Plan
The concept master plan (455 KB PDF) for the 5,000-acre
View the 25-page concept master plan summary (5.4 MB PDF).
Or view sections of the 250-page concept master plan book.
The recommended concept master plan incorporates the following elements:
UMore Park concept master planning grew out of strategic planning to develop a comprehensive and effective plan for UMore Park in keeping with the academic mission of the University of Minnesota and Board of Regents' guiding principles.
Following the strategic planning report, the Board of Regents resolved to proceed with concept master planning for development of a new community. Narrowed from 30 potential development themes, four development scenarios were forwarded for public comment and consideration in June 2008.
The actions and decisions that led up to the production of a concept master plan for UMore Park are compiled in the report, The Vision for the UMore Park Property: Serving the Public, Transforming the U, a summary of planning activities, November 2006-June 2008 (83 KB PDF).