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Reimagining Retail - Burnsville Center/Country Road 42 Redevelopment Study
Rendering of possible shopping district

Retail in America is changing at a significant pace. The rise of online shopping and people’s desire for enhanced experiences are pushing retailers and retail centers to adjust their approach to engaging the communities they serve. 

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Meeting Dates
City Council Work Session Discussion 
Tuesday, Oct. 9               
Watch Replay of the Meeting 
Download the Council Presentation [15 MB]
Download the Stakeholder Presentation [10 MB]
Public Open House 
Thursday, Nov. 8  |  6 - 7:30 p.m.
(Presentation at 6:15 p.m.)
Hear about the draft plan, engage in discussion and share ideas.

Project Goals
The City of Burnsville is currently undertaking a study to look at the best ways to redevelop the area around the Burnsville Center/County Road 42 area. The goal is to determine how this area could evolve in the future to better serve the community and region. 

The study will provide a plan to help guide future development, and show what is possible in the changing retail landscape. 

Burnsville Center/County Road 42 Redevelopment Strategies

1. Transform the Center Village from auto-centric into a multi-modal, pedestrian-friendly public realm
Reinforce Center Village identity and wayfinding through coordinated, branded placemaking strategies
Broaden the mix of land uses within the North and South Commons subdistricts
Create a high-functioning County Road 42 Experience
Improve connections to adjacent destinations and regional systems.
Prepare for change
Promote inclusion of all members of the community
Strengthen Burnsville Center
Promote health and wellness
Be creative

Challenges in the District
Some of the challenges voiced for the area include:

Challenges facing the Burnsville Center and County Road 42 Area

Getting Started

The City recognizes the stakeholders that a project like this can impact, from businesses, residents and employers to state and local regulatory agencies and is committed to engaging with them through the entire process to gain input and guidance along the course of the study. Stakeholder meetings were conducted in August 2018 with local business leaders and elected officials. A public open house is being planned for late October. Concept drawings, draft plans and timelines will be available soon. Please check back for updates.

What Might the Future Hold?
Rendering of possible roadside lanscaping
Example of pedestrian friendly connection

To learn more about this project contact City Planner Regina Dean at 952-895-4453 or email. Stay connected by following the City of Burnsville on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribing for City email alerts.

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