2875 - 145th Street West
Rosemount, MN 55068
Rosemount: Spirit of Pride and Progress
The City of Rosemount is on the southern edge of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. With a population of about 23,000, Rosemount residents enjoy the advantages of living in a community with both a small town and a large metropolitan city atmosphere. Unusual for a city of its population, Rosemount combines industry, agriculture and agricultural research with a rapidly growing residential community providing an excellent environment in which to live and work.
The western part of Rosemount exhibits a dynamic, expanding residential community with an established commercial center at its heart in the process of revitalization. Multiple housing options include single family homes, town homes, condominiums, affordable housing and four housing developments designed for seniors – consistent with the City’s lifecycle housing goals.
A strong, united business community has been achieved in Rosemount through the activity and cooperation of local businesses, the city, the chamber of commerce and other civic organizations. Approximately 2,000 acres of industrial and commercial zoned land have been reserved for development in Rosemount, generally located north of County Road 42 and east of Akron Avenue.
Currently, in the Akron Avenue neighborhood residential growth is occurring with 50 acres available for future commercial development. Downtown redevelopment continues to be a goal of the City with the Robert Trail library and Waterford Commons; a mixed use development project completed in 2009, and the Steeple Center also renovated in 2009 and expanded in 2015. The City partnered on construction of a private senior housing project and public activity center on property adjoining the Steeple Center called The Rosemount which is scheduled to open in early 2016.
Rosemount is home to nearly one-half of the UMore Park Research Facility, owned by the University of Minnesota. The University’s Regents have approved a long-term plan to develop the property as a residential, light industrial, and commercial over the next 30 years. The area, if developed as planned, would increase the city’s population, adding over 20,000 more residents to the community.
Education is a priority in Rosemount. Award-winning public and private schools provide children and adults with superb educational opportunities. A major portion of the city is part of Independent School District #196. Dakota County Technical College (DCTC), one of the largest technical colleges in the state, is yet another source of education in Rosemount.
Rosemount is unique in that the eastern third of the City is largely heavy industry with businesses including Flint Hills Resources, SKB Environmental, Inc., Spectro Alloys, Endres Processing, Hawkins Chemical, Feed Products, CF Industries, Bay & Bay Transfer, Wayne Transports, and Cenex Harvest States. The western third of the City includes such businesses as El Dorado, Independent School District 196 Administration, and the regional base for the National Guard. The City’s 300-acre business park includes Proto Labs, Sweet Harvest, and Akona. The state in 2009 declared sites in the Rosemount Business Park “shovel ready” for quick development.
Community leadership has preserved 532 beautiful acres of land for 29 parks. Bordered by the scenic Mississippi river, Rosemount also contains 270 acres of the Spring Lake Regional Park Reserve. The City opened a soccer/lacrosse complex in 2013. Among the community celebrations each year are Leprechaun Days in late July and the Haunted Woods Trail before Halloween.
Just 15 miles south of the Twin Cities and the MSP International Airport, Rosemount is a close knit community in touch with the urban environment. For these and many other reasons, Money magazine picked Rosemount in 2015 as the 12th Best Place to Live and 4th Best Place to be a Kid in its annual national rankings.