Since its inception, the Destination Medical Center has been grounded on input and support from the broad community. Initial research involving Mayo Clinic patients, Rochester visitors and area citizens identified key areas for a vibrant urban Rochester.
Starting in January, citizens will be invited to share their ideas – big and small – in each of these areas for DMC as it relates to the urban framework of our Rochester community. Input will be gathered in , community conversational sessions, public forums and social media for input to inform the DMC development plan.
Opportunities for input:
- Ambassador meetings: Join the conversations at the twice monthly ambassador meetings to learn about DMC updates, share thoughts and ideas.
- Join a conversation group: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to participate. Requests must be received by Dec. 1, 2014.
- Social media: Join conversations at DMC.MN
Here are some ideas from initial research to get creative juices flowing!
More downtown living, including affordable housing, walkable access to green space, retail and grocery stores. Add to that a street level that’s engaging and visually interesting.
Sports, Recreation & Nature
Let’s increase activities and areas for sports and recreation and add a green space in the downtown core.
Integrate and expand access to hotel and hospitality spaces and places, increase accessibility, and offer services at all prices.
Commercial Research and Technology
Offer access, incentives and desirable locations to attract research and technology businesses and jobs to Rochester.
Health and Wellness
Leverage Mayo Clinic’s reputation for excellence in preventative health care to promote health and wellness in all areas.
Work with Rochester’s education community to increase offerings for lifelong learning, education and symposiums.
Arts and Culture/Civic/Entertainment
Add more events and activities during peak patient/visitor times.
More parking, more bike trails, and expanded bus service top the wish list.