Rosemount OPUS

The site is currently owned by the University of Minnesota. It was formerly known as Gopher Ordinance Works and was owned by the United States government during World War II. It stopped operation and was sold to the University of Minnesota in 1947. The site has since been used for farm production and agriculture research. This 160 acre site is located in the southeast metro community of Rosemount, MN, on the southeast corner of County Road 42 and Blaine Avenue. Rosemount is conveniently located less than 20 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Aerial photo of Rosemount OPUS site.

Owner: University of Minnesota

Easements: Yes, water/sewer and natural gas

Expandable: Yes

Zoning: Agriculture

Construction Type: New

Within City Limits: Yes

Site Size: 160 Acres

Former Use: Agriculture/Gopher Ordinance Works

Topography/Steepest Slope: Generally flat, 12%

Flight path: No

Natural disaster threat: Tornado

Sale Price: $3.25 per square foot ($42,471,000)

Rosemount OPUS Fact Sheet (PDF)

This site is 19 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. County Road 42/145th Street (4-lane) is the northern border of the site. The site is 0.9 miles from U.S. Highway 52 (4-lane) interchange, I-94 is 11.75 miles away via U.S. Highway 52, and I-35 is located 9.9 miles away via 150th Street/145th Street.


Electric: Xcel Energy
Natural Gas: Minnesota Energy Resources Group
Water and Sewer: City of Rosemount

Site Power:
Available power: 100+ MW
Transmission lines: 115 kV and 345 kV
Distance to substation: Built on-site
Dual feeds available: Yes

Site Water/Wastewater:
Water sources: City
City water source: Wells
Water main size: 16"
Water capacity: 2,687 GPM
Water pressure: 48-61 PSI
Water Quality Report: Yes
Potential for water reuse: Yes
Wastewater provider: City
Wastewater capacity: 10 MGD

Site fiber:
Multiple providers: Yes
Distance to service: <1 mile

Wetlands: No

Flood plain: No

Phase 1 Environmental: Yes

Geotechnical study: Yes

Endangered species study: Yes

Archaelogical study: Yes

ALTA survey: Yes