Improving options for year-round transportation is key to the DMC Development Plan.
From walking and biking in the summer to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter, people are looking for fun ways to get fit, stay healthy, and – as a bonus – leave their cars parked in the garage.
The future City Loop is an ideal way to safely connect residents, employees, visitors, patients, and companions to places and spaces throughout the DMC District all year long.
Transformation occurs when people step away from old ways of thinking and take new, more effective approaches to growing and enhancing the places they live.
DMC has collected a handful of stories about individuals who are transforming Rochester in the new “DMC Rochester, MN Storyteller Videos.” These snapshots of forward-thinking people and approaches showcase the opportunities that exist in Rochester as DMC sets in motion a new future for America’s City for Health.
In the Middle of Innovation
Rochester is leading the world in life-changing discoveries.
Discovery Square is a first-of-its-kind urban research campus, fostering innovation in the life science industry. It serves as a groundbreaking, mixed-use neighborhood for entrepreneurs, researchers, startups, and established businesses.
There are six unique sub-districts being developed as part of the DMC initiative, including the much-anticipated Heart of the City.
Flanked by Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota-Rochester, this sub-district will serve as the true heart and soul of the city: a thriving, walkable oasis that pairs inviting, open spaces with health, retail, hospitality, and leisure.
On Tuesday, June 27, you can be a part of the future of this critical sub-district.
Rochester is its own special place. It spawned the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, home to those leading the way in life science discoveries and health care innovations. It’s the place people go to get better. Where developers are building an epicenter fueled by economic boom and dramatic growth. Where entrepreneur comes to find their place and discover the next big thing. Destination Medical Center puts Rochester in the middle of it all.
When you utter the words “40 below” in Minnesota, minds tend to stray toward cold winter nights and non-functional cars. But, as development and progress in and around the DMC District increase, Rochester’s newest young professionals group is changing that perception.
Building the next generation of leaders
While workforce needs for the community are growing across all industries, development related to DMC is driving an even greater demand for talent in the building industry.
Enter 40 Below, an initiative of the Rochester Area Builders (RAB) committed to developing strong, lasting relationships for up-and-comers in the regional building community.
With more than 45 two- and four-year postsecondary institutions within 90 miles of Rochester, the city is a breeding ground for thinkers and innovators. The state’s strategic focus on world-class education is also positioning Minnesota as national leaders in workforce development.
DMC sat down with WSU-R’s associate vice president, Jeanine Gangeness, to learn more about the college’s presence in Rochester and plans for growth.
If you’ve spent much time in Rochester, you might be familiar with Mayo Clinic’s principal value: “The needs of the patient come first.” One of the reasons why Destination Medical Center was created is to ensure that the patient experience is positive, both inside and outside the walls of the clinic. But the individuals that make up the Mayo Clinic workforce – and put the patient needs ahead of their own – are what sets Rochester apart from other medical communities. But this week, Mayo Clinic was recognized for putting the needs of its employees high as well.
Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of you.
Every year, Fortune magazine publishes a list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and for the 14th year in a row, Mayo Clinic has made the list. The rankings are based on the results of the Great Place to Work Institute’s employee trust survey, which evaluates companies on five factors: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.
Patient access. Innovation. Economic growth.
If you’ve ever heard Shaye Mandle of Medical Alley Association speak, the story he shares sounds remarkably like the story of DMC. That’s because he is telling the story of Minnesota, and as home to Mayo Clinic, Rochester has long been the cornerstone of conversations related to medicine in the state and throughout the nation.
“Mayo Clinic has been one of the most important members of [the Association] since it was founded in 1984,” says Mandle, Medical Alley’s president and CEO. “They are the number one, gold standard for clinical excellence in this country.”
RSP Architects, the Minneapolis-based firm charged with championing public realm design for DMC’s Heart of the City sub-district, received accolades from the DMC Corporation board of directors on February 8 when they presented findings from the first of four phases of the design process. The RSP-led design team includes Coen+Partners, 9.Square, HR&A Advisors, and Kimley-Horn.
The Discover Report was the result of 17 days of interviews, surveys, and pop-ups conducted by the Heart of the City public space design team and the culmination of their first phase of design work. During this process, the design team met with hundreds of people – visitors, patients, and community members alike – recognizing that they must understand the community well because “solutions for Heart of the City need to be authentic to Rochester.”
Board also reviews Mortenson roadmap for Discovery Square Project
ROCHESTER, Minn. (Feb. 8, 2017) – Highlighting the growing momentum of the Destination Medical Center initiative, the DMCC Board of Directors today approved a $38 million mixed-used development project. The development would bring 156 market-rate apartments, retail shopping, public parking and pedestrian access to downtown Rochester.
“The Destination Medical Center and Rochester continue to attract private investment and innovation, as our actions at this Board meeting demonstrate,” said Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, chair of the DMCC Board. “The momentum with Discovery Square, which will be a nation-leading center for life science innovation, is especially encouraging. We need to keep this momentum going and continue working with Rochester, Mayo Clinic, and the private sector to expand jobs and opportunity in America’s City for Health, and all of Minnesota.”