15 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
The Downtown Rochester Task Force is inviting the community to provide feedback on a proposed action plan related to the long-term impacts of the pandemic on downtown Rochester.
The development of the action plan, prioritizing short-term recommendations, is a result of community working sessions held earlier this year.
Community members are encouraged to participate in a second round of public working sessions to provide feedback on recommendations included in the action plan. Once feedback is collected, a final plan will be shared with the community in May 2023.
Working Session Details
Three working sessions are planned—two in-person and one virtual. All sessions will be facilitated in the same format. Participants are encouraged to attend one session. A draft of the proposed action plan will be shared next week prior to the sessions.
- Friday, April 28, at 9 – 10 a.m., Chateau Theatre
- Tuesday, May 2, at 6 – 7 p.m., Chateau Theatre
- Thursday, May 4, at 12 – 1 p.m., (virtual)
Four Major Themes from Phase 1
In March, the Task Force shared initial findings from the working sessions. Feedback was grouped into four major themes. A public survey was conducted to gather responses to the themes. The four major themes are:
- Promotion, Activation, and Programming
- Access to Downtown
- Barriers to Doing Business
- Growing Downtown