About UMore Park

The University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education (UMore) Park is a 4,366-acre property owned by the University of Minnesota on the southern edge of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in Rosemount and Empire Township, Dakota County. The University envisions that UMore Park will become a vibrant, market-driven community for resident and business. 

In February, 2015, the University's Board of Regents pivoted from its original 2008 plan and approved a market-based approach for the development of UMore Park, which is expected to occur in stages spread across several decades. Opportunities to incorporate the vision of the original Concept Master Plan (Summary | Full) developed in 2008 may be considered when UMore Park land parcels are sold for development, if there is private market demand for such elements and such concepts serve to protect and/or enhance the development value of the remaining site. An AUAR-Alternative Urban Areawide Review (Report | Figures) was approved by the Rosemount City Council on October 15, 2013. The AUAR must be updated every five years, and the first update of this report was approved by the Rosemount City Council on October 16, 2018 (Report)

The AUAR was updated once again in 2023 and approved by the Rosemount City Council on December 21, 2023 (Report)