Potential Amendment to the COR Development Plan

The City of Ramsey is considering amendments to the master plan for The COR. For more information, please visit the link below. Read through The COR Interim Development Plan (PDF)

The COR AUAR Update

The City of Ramsey has adopted an update to the Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) for The COR.  The updated COR AUAR can be viewed here

Introduction & Background

The COR encompasses over 400 acres of commercial, residential, and recreational venues, the COR is becoming the most active development in the north metro with over $80 millions in active projects. In addition to being the largest Transit Oriented Development (TOD) assemblage on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line, the COR is located on one of the fastest growing corridors in the Midwest. Existing structured parking and infrastructure positions the COR to:

  • Attract development that makes sense
  • Expand the regional economy
  • Grow jobs

Whether you are enjoying the COR's many parks and trails, shopping at the farmers market, commuting to downtown Minneapolis, or just relaxing in your home, The COR offers residents and visitors an authentic lifestyle that comes with living in a city that reflects those who call this area home.

The COR Design Framework

In 2003, groundbreaking occurred under the original Master Plan. In 2011, the City approved the COR Development Plan to replace the original Ramsey Town Center Master Plan. In addition, in 2012 the City approved a new document entitled The COR Design Framework. This document incorporates specific design elements and site plan information from both the original Master Plan document as well as the former Ramsey Town Center Design Guidelines. Rather than having two (2) separate documents specifying private and public design components, the City chose to merge these two (2) documents into one (1) concise document for ease of administration.

A Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

The COR is a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) along the Northstar Commuter Rail. The Ramsey Station is the key node of the development. With the revised Development Plan, the energy of the development was refocused towards this center, as well as within a half-mile radius of this node. A portion of the development fall outside the official TOD Area (half-mile radius from the Ramsey Station). A portion of the land use designation and zoning district extend further beyond these limits, located west of Armstrong Boulevard.

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Master Plan & Design Requirements

View the Design Framework (PDF).

Districts & Neighborhoods

Parks & Public Spaces Plan

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Real Estate Listing in the COR

There are several development opportunities in The COR, including City-owned parcels. The City's Economic Development Department maintains an active database of available properties.

COR Land Use Types Subdistricts Site Map
COR Status Chart Showing the Development Progress by Acreage

Watch a video of the COR Market Panel held in October 27, 2016.