Rosemount, Minn. community voices concerns over UMore Park proposal
Rosemount, Minnesota, residents last week expressed concerns about water use, population growth and hazardous waste issues associated with the proposed UMore Park, according to a report from Minnesota Daily.
The residents, along with Metropolitan Council and Dakota County staff, presented their concerns during the Alternative Urban Areawide Review’s (AUAR) public comment period, which ended July 10.
The University of Minnesota bought the land, located south of the Twin Cities, in the 1940s and has since grown it to 5,000 acres. Plans for the area include sand and gravel mines, industrial areas and a sustainable community.
According to the University of Minnesota, sand and gravel mining is scheduled to begin this year. The sites will produce concrete and asphalt, manufacture precast products and process raw aggregate materials. Dakota Aggregates LLC received its gravel and mining permits from the City of Rosemount in December 2012, and the company signed a 40-year agreement with the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in June 2011.
For more information about the proposed plans for UMore Park, visit umorepark.umn.edu.
From our partners
MORE FROM Aggbeat Online
SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW
- Check out this drone footage of the Atlanta quarry where 'The Walking Dead' was filmed (VIDEO)423 Views
- Rogers Group's Pottsville Quarry reaches for the stars346 Views
- Quarry Quest is returning to Michels Materials Quarry in Wisconsin for a 17th year (VIDEO)290 Views
- Caterpillar to lay off another 475 employees274 Views
- Texas town buys quarry land to eventually shut it down and keep the neighborhood quiet209 Views