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It sounds like the City Council will approve the building, but that doesn’t automatically mean it will get built, if there is enough education and involvement, as there has already been.
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Care for your community! Show up and speak at Rosemount City Council meeting on the 21st of December, where Council wants to approve the 280-acre Meta Data Center. The meeting is at 7:00 pm, and a meet and greet with your community and leaders will be held at 6:30 pm!
The Meta data center will put a strain on the local community’s water supply, with hyperscale data centers using on average 450,000 gallons of water a day, at a time when the Met Council says, “reliance on groundwater is unsustainable,” and “our aquifers are showing signs of depletion.” Met Council's Thrive MSP 2040
Data centers emit a noise residents just can’t tune out - even 700 feet away. The low frequency sounds cause stress and anxiety. Data centers shouldn’t be next to residential communities.
Meta is the first step in a 15-minute city sustainable community, called UMore Park, that will bring 35,000 people to densely populated housing. Within the “city within a city” there will be, along with the data center, a commercial zone, an elementary school, and its own transit system between neighborhoods and commercial zones. UMore Study Area AUAR https://psre.umn.edu/sites/psre.umn.edu/files/2022-03/auar_umore_update_2018_09_07.pdf
The city hopes to create 15-minute neighborhoods, where people can walk between services and fulfill their daily needs in 15 minutes, says Rosemount staff, referring to what we have now as the “older kind of development pattern [that’s] very auto-centric…” https://finance-commerce.com/2021/06/rosemount-identifies-corridor-for-development/
The data center will go on contaminated land that was used as a munitions plant back in WWII, land that only a few decades ago tested at excessive levels for arsenic, lead, mercury, PCBs and other toxins at nearly 200 individual test locations (Barr Engineering). The data center area drains into the Vermillion River, which is listed on Minnesota’s impaired waters list, a watershed that flows into the Mississippi River.
The Met Council plans orient the Twin Cities area to a climate change agenda, aligned with agenda 2030. The agenda 2030 plan is associated with digital ID, central bank digital currency, carbon credits to travel abroad, restricted use of cars, 24/7 surveillance, facial/vehicle plate recognition and others.
A 15-minute SMART city (S for Surveillance, M for Monitoring, A for Analysis, R for Reporting, and T for Technology) includes capability for high volumes of data and low latency data transmission that is dependent on physical proximity.
Please attend, along with people across the Twin Cities community, on the 21st of December at Rosemount City Hall at 6:30 pm for a meet and greet with your community and a city council meeting. The address is: Rosemount City Hall, 2875 145th Street West.
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