Rochester City Administrator Stevan Kvenvold said the City shares the Board’s emphasis on early transportation planning as essential to long-term development of Destination Medical Center.
Part of that will mean working to define specific plans and work with the Federal Department of Transportation to secure grants and funding for the projects, something the City intends to undertake in partnership with the Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department.
While the transportation piece will be critical to setting the stage for resident and visitor movement into and throughout Rochester, Kvenvold’s updates on the Chateau Theatre will perhaps be of more import to local residents who have championed preservation and re-opening of the historical landmark.
The city’s bid to purchase the Chateau from its current owner is tentatively set to finalize within the next “couple of weeks,” Kvenvold said.
We will be live blogging from the Destination Medical Center Corporation Board of Directors meeting on Thursday morning. Check in often for updates as they happen, and follow @DMCMN for updates in your Twitter feed. As with all public DMCC Board meetings, a live video feed is available through Ustream.
Among the highlights scheduled for this meeting are:
– Handover of the DMC draft Development Plan to the City of Rochester
– Presentation from the Economic Development Agency Board
– Review of the DMC mission, vision, and goals
The Destination Medical Center Corporation Board of Directors meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 29 in the Riverview Room, Suite C of the Mayo Civic Center.
Agenda items include: formal transmittal of the Draft DMC Development Plan to the City of Rochester, a presentation from the Economic Development Agency Board and City, and a review of the DMC mission, vision, and goals.
Our most recent newsletter provided a general overview of development plans and offered some highlights from the proposed DMC development plan. We’d like to take this opportunity to offer some more detailed insight into the frame of mind that guided the years-long process of research and composition of the development plan’s first draft.
The following guiding principles were established to provide guidance to the Economic Development Agency (EDA) project team in the completion of this development plan. These guiding principles resulted from discussions and direction gained from the EDA and DMCC Boards, stakeholders, and public feedback, during the Development Plan process.