Burnsville's Heart of the City (HOC) area was redeveloped beginning in 1999. The mixed-use area around Nicollet Avenue and Burnsville Parkway is part of a "Streetscape Operation and Maintenance" assessment area.
Special assessments in this area used on aesthetic improvements such as irrigation systems, concrete pavers and/or colored concrete sidewalks, streetlight banners, boulevard/median turf, trees and shrubs and other plantings.
Because these types of improvements are above and beyond normal City street costs, adjacent property owners in this area are assessed 50 percent of the annual operation and maintenance costs. (The City of Burnsville funds the other 50 percent.)
The Heart of the City streetscape areas were completed in two phases, both with different types of improvements.Each phase is assessed at 50 percent of the eligible operation and maintenance costs for that area.