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Downtown Revitalization

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Redevelopment Plan

In 2003, the Rosemount City Council appointed a Downtown Committee to create a vision for the core downtown. The resulting document, the Development Framework for Downtown Rosemount, was unanimously approved by the committee and adopted by the Port Authority and City Council in the summer of 2004. The Framework is to be used as the basis for land use, development, and redevelopment decisions for the community’s downtown.

Former Genz Ryan Site
The Dakota County CDA purchased land on the former Genz Ryan site to construct a 60 unit senior housing development. This project includes many modern amenities such as exercise and club rooms, underground parking, caretaker services, and secured entrances in pedestrian friendly location. Rounding out the development on the former Genz Ryan site is a new Culver's Restaurant that opened in the summer of 2016.
 
The Rosemount Senior Living Community at Steeple Center
Augustana Care has constructed a 93 unit senior housing complex adjoining the new City Activity Center. There are a total of 93 units; 32 memory care units and 61 assisted/dependent care living units. Construction happened simultaneously with the Activity Center, completed in late 2015. For any information about senior housing facility please contact Jean Andries from Augustana Care at 651-322-4222.

Steeple Center (former St. Joe’s Church/School)

Church Interior
Construction on the Activity Center was completed in late 2015. The Activity Center is the connecter between the old St. Joe's Church and The Rosemount at the Steeple Center Senior Housing complex. The 2015 addition includes a full catering kitchen, expanded restrooms, a lobby area that features a beautiful fireplace, gorgeous windows with café style seating, three multi-purpose rooms and a conference room. 



Waterford Commons
Waterford InteriorIn June 2008, site work began for the latest phase of the downtown redevelopment efforts. Waterford Commons, a 108 rental unit building with 13,000 square feet of commercial space, opened in July 2009 at South Robert Trail and 146th Street West, the area referred to in the Framework as "Core Block East."

The project, constructed and owned by Stonebridge LLC, is located on the Core Block East area as designated in the Framework. Both residential and commercial space is available for rent. 


Dakota County Library System
Library
Earlier, the community celebrated the creation of a branch of the Dakota County Library System on land purchased by the City. The Robert Trail Library has generated additional visits to downtown since it opened in February 2009.

More recently, an art piece - a "triskele" or Celtic spiral - was installed in the front yard of the library. The artwork commissioned by the City was specially designed by artist Foster Willey to recognize Rosemount's Irish heritage.

The library adds to the "hometown feel" of downtown Rosemount, an authentic Triskelemeeting spot for the community since the 1860s. In its first year of operation, the library drew more than 175,000 visits to downtown. Benches and flower baskets provide color and life to the streetscape. A trail network extends from Central Park to other neighborhoods. The park includes an amphitheater that serves as a centerpiece for community celebrations and entertainment. The annual Leprechaun Days celebration in July draws thousands of residents and visitors to the park and nearby businesses.

More Information

Questions about downtown redevelopment initiatives should be directed to Community Development Director Kim Lindquist, 651-322-2020.