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.
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.
Some of the challenges voiced for the area include:
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.