Destination Medical Center has long been a plan for Rochester, but so far, many of those plans have been blueprints. Thursday, the Destination Medical Center Corporation Board made a step to bring actual development to the city sooner rather than later.
“People in the community need to see progress for DMC getting underway,” said DMCC board member Bill George.
The board members all agreed 2016 will be a crucial year, and took a big step forward to make sure next year will see some development.
The DMCC Board approved two funding requests totaling $20 million during Thursday’s meeting. $14.5 million of that amount would go towards breaking ground on the proposed Broadway at Center project, which DMCC board chair Tina Smith hopes will set a tone for the coming year.
“This coming year, 2016, is really going to be about marketing, momentum, and metrics,” said Smith. “Marketing is going to be so important because marketing what we are in close collaboration with Mayo Clinic…we will succeed or fail this year based on how well we do that.”