City gets help with park and rideThe city of Rosemount got some help from the Dakota county Community Development Agency to enhance a park-and-ride facility that the city plans to build.
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
The city of Rosemount got some help from the Dakota county Community Development Agency to enhance a park-and-ride facility that the city plans to build.
On Feb. 9 the board of the Dakota County Community Development Agency approved Rosemount’s request for $250,000 to provide enhancements to a downtown park and ride the city is working to fund. The facility would be located south of Rosemount City Hall on property the city purchased.
Community development director Kim Lindquist said the city is waiting to hear whether it will receive federal money to fund the project which will come through the Metropolitan Council. Lindquist said the project is part of the recommended projects for the year.
“We are hoping to hear sometime in the next month or so,” said Lindquist.
The grant money from the CDA grant will provide enhancements such as decorative lighting to make the facility more in tune with downtown.
If the city receives the funding it will build a 100-stall park and ride facility that would be a permanent home for express bus service for Rosemount commuters. The facility would replace the temporary park and ride now operating in the south parking lot of the Rosemount Community Center.