Current: Tripling space to help families, individuals in southeast suburbs

Current: Tripling space to help families, individuals in southeast suburbs

A nearly $1 million expansion project for Rosemount Family Resource Center has broken ground, and will bring greater help to people in this southeastern Twin Cities suburb.

Architect Jessica Johnson with CNH Architects said the upgraded, residential-type design blends well with the residential neighborhood. Owned by the City of Rosemount and 360 Communitiesoperated by the nonprofit 360 Communities, the finished facility will triple its previous size of 1,600 square-feet.

A new wainscot of brick will match the existing building, explains Johnson. Also planned are dual-colored siding with white trim and wood brackets inspired by the historic “Arts and Crafts” architecture style. A wood trellis will provide visual interest and emphasize the main entry, according to the architect.

Rosemount Family Resource Center rendering.

On the inside, Johnson said the design incorporates a classic homelike feel to make clients comfortable. “It will allow 360 Communities to distribute more healthy food, increase the number of programs they can offer and increase their long-term stability work,” she said.

Architect Jessica Johnson

Architect Jessica Johnson

Rosemount Family Resource Center provides guidance to promote healthy, self-directed and supported families, according to its website. It serves as a food shelf, and a “welcoming place for community members to gather, work with volunteers and staff, and plan their individual paths to success.”

The facility is located at 145 Cimarron Avenue West.