KTTC: German project managers discuss millenial city development for Destination Medical Center

Some Rochester leaders are looking across the pond for Destination Medical Center inspiration in an effort to make Rochester a sustainable and livable city.

Architectural leaders in Hamburg, Germany spoke at Assisi Heights Wednesday about their version of DMC– HafenCity.

HafenCity, a former port area in the outskirts of Hamburg, is being recognized as a city with energy efficient development to create a vibrant urban district that state senator David Senjem hopes can be mirrored here in the MedCity.

In 2000, Hamburg created an $11 billion master plan to develop a commercial and residential district creating 45-thousand jobs in addition to restaurants and bars, cultural and leisure amenities as well as retail space and park land.

Senator Senjem visited HafenCity this summer, and hopes Rochester can learn a thing or two from our friends across the Atlantic.

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