Tuesday Apr 14 2009
It’s time to get specific about our Downtown plan
By: Gina Garbolino Roseville Mayor
Don’t miss your chance to get an in-depth look at the future of downtown Roseville at the Downtown Roseville Specific Plan open house. This event is open to the public, and is from 5:30-6:45 p.m., Thursday, April 23, at the Tower Theater on 421 Vernon St. The open house will include a conceptual video, illustrations and renderings and city staff will be available to answer questions. The plan represents the community’s vision and serves to guide future development in the downtown areas of Vernon Street, Historic Old Town, Dry Creek along Royer Park, and Royer and Saugstad parks. The vision for this 20-year plan was developed in 2005 and is based on five goals: pedestrian connectivity and walkability, intensified development, public gathering places, character elements and promoting the arts, heritage, and culture of Roseville. The community further emphasized the importance of embracing unique features in the downtown such as Dry Creek and the railroad. Downtown is envisioned to be a vibrant hub of the city with lots of places to eat, shop and be entertained. The community also wanted the downtown to be the primary venue for large gatherings such as holiday events, civic ceremonies, concerts and farmers’ markets. At build out, the DTSP provides for 1,020 new residential units and 900,000 square feet of new retail space. The DTSP includes incentives for private investment for targeted uses such as restaurants along with incentives for parking, art and public spaces. The plan also contains 600,000 square feet of approved, mixed-use development to jump start revitalization in the plan area. An important component of the plan is a Capital Improvement Program with projects such as a creek walk along Dry Creek, an outdoor amphitheater, a new town square, a pedestrian promenade on Atlantic Street adjacent to the railroad and several new amenities in Royer and Saugstad parks. So come get a glimpse of the future of Downtown Roseville! For more information, please contact the City’s Planning and Redevelopment Department at 774-5276 .