New Commercial and Industrial Developments
1. Dakota Aggregates
Dakota Aggregates is mining the western 1,600 acres of UMore for gravel and aggregate over a 40-year period (25 years in Rosemount and the final 15 years in Empire Township). The reclaimed mining site will include a 125-acre lake within Rosemount located on the northeast corner of County Road 46 and Biscayne Avenue.
2. UMore AUAR
The City of Rosemount, Empire Township, and the University have developed an Alternative Urban Areawide Review for UMore Park. UMore covers 5,000 acres, with 3,000 acres located north of CSAH 46 within Rosemount and 2,000 acres located south of CSAH 46 in Empire Township. The three scenarios contained in the AUAR are based in varying degrees on the UMore Concept Master Plan, which plans for a community of approximately 30,000 people.
3. Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation
MERC completed construction of a new headquarters and operations center in Rosemount. The facility now houses company leadership who recently moved from a leased space in Eagan. The development also contains training facilities and conference rooms.
Aldi recently began construction on a 2,000 square foot addition to the existing 17,000 square foot building in Rosemount Crossing at South Robert Trail and County Road 42.
5. Proto Labs
Proto Labs is remodeling 3,500 square feet of its building in the Rosemount Business Park into office space to accommodate 30 new work stations. Proto Labs is also expanding the existing parking lot as part of this renovation.
6. Flint Hills Resources
Flint Hills began construction of a combined heat and power plant that will allow the facility to produce electricity and utilize the heat generated by that process to support refinery operations. The result will be a net reduction of emissions.
7. Flint Hills Resources
Construction has been taking place on a terminal to distribute ammonium thiosulfate (ATS). ATS is a fertilizer made from byproducts of the refining process. New fuel standards for the amount of sulfur that is permitted in gasoline have resulted in an excess amount of sulfur being pulled from petroleum as it is refined. This is used to make ATS.