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Residents invited to comp plan 2040 open house

Rosemount city senior planner Kyle Klatt is leading a team of city staff in updating parts of the city's comprehensive plan. Kara Hildreth / contributor

Eight years ago the city of Rosemount updated it comprehensive plan and now city staff are looking to refine and revisit land use to compile and forecast needs for the 2040 Comp Plan.

Rosemount senior planner Kyle Klatt is leading a team of city staff to work on updating the city’s comprehensive plan into the next two decades.

“For Rosemount, we are not doing a complete re-visioning for the community, but we are trying to refine and revisit areas that have changed since the plan was last updated,” Klatt said.

Since the 2040 Comp Plan is a large document, the city staff will focus on land use.

“Up to this point, we are focused on land use and future use plans, but in the next few months, we will be talking about other elements like the water supply, sewer plans and the parks plan,” Klatt added.

The public is encouraged to attend the open house at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. A formal presentation will be shared, along with visioning boards about potential land use plans.

The city invests months on this process because the comp plan guides future residential, commercial and industrial development and land use. The comprehensive plan shows residents how land is divided up across the city, including acres of land in the southeast portion of Rosemount.

This includes land to be developed in the UMore Park area. Recently, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents began the process to make acres of land available in Rosemount that will lead to more residential development.

“This process started a year ago and we have had several meetings to focus on special planning aspects that affect areas in the community,” Klatt said. “We want the public to come in and weigh in on the work that is being done to make sure we are moving in the right direction and that we have taken in all the things they want us to consider.”

Discussion will also center on potential changes to the city’s parks, trails and master plan for open spaces. The feedback and discussion with the taxpayers and community has value since it impacts all aspects of the city in future years.

“In regards to land use, it helps us with later decisions on where roads go and public transportation and where the community parks will be located,” Klatt said. “I think this is interesting to work on and see how and where things will be located within the community and learn about the different uses that will happen.”

City planning, parks and other department will join in the presentations and be available for residents to ask questions about their neighborhood, city and communities.

This process helps the city staff forecast potential needs.

“We are midway through the process and we will have more opportunities to work on other technical sections of the plan and have further conversations about the process.”

The 2040 Comp Plan work should be completed by the end of the summer 2018. The final draft of the updated comprehensive plan will be available for viewing.

Specific questions can be directed to city planner Klatt at 651-322-2052.

To see a new city video about the 2040 Comp Plan process, check out the city’s website at www.ci.rosemount.mn.us.

Rosemount’s Comp Plan 2040 open house

Who: Rosemount residents are invited to an open house and formal presentation about the 2040 Comp Plan.

What: Discussion will cover land use for development, downtown and parks facilities into the year 2040.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8

Where: Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.

Why: This comprehensive plan acts as a roadmap to guide city staff with future development within the city limits and the community.

To see a video about the 2040 Comp Plan process, check out the city website at www.ci.rosemount.mn.us.

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