Interested in learning more about transportation? Discovery Walk? Heart of the City? Come to Thursdays on First & 3rd on June 28. Destination Medical Center (DMC) and other community partners will come together on Historic Third Street to provide an interactive look inside the plans and progress taking place in the downtown Rochester.
From Discover to Dream, the Destination Medical Center’s Heart of the City public space design team is taking their direction from you.
On March 9, the design team invited community members to take part in the second phase of the design process at a Community Workshop at the Rochester Art Center. More than 130 people attended the 2 ½ hour interactive event.
“The turnout was great,” says Adam Ferrari, owner of the Rochester-based architecture and design firm 9.SQUARE and a member of the design team. But what struck Ferrari was the engagement by the group. “With events like this, it usually goes one of two ways,” he says. “People either react negatively – or they roll up their sleeves and get to work.” This group, according to Ferrari, did the latter.
PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival takes place from September 15 to 17, and each day is filled with activities, entertainment, and – of course – the 16 prototypes and engagement with the Makers who built them. There will also be food and beverage available for purchase each day.
Here is the schedule of events:
The mission of the Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative is to attract people, investment, and jobs to America’s City for Health and support the economic growth of Minnesota, its bioscience sector, and beyond.
Local musician, prosthetist, and owner/founder of Limb Lab, Brandon Sampson sits down with DMC to answer some questions about his passion for helping people with prosthetic devices return to living life and embracing their “wearable art.” His story is just one of many in our community that align with the DMC vision to provide the ideal patient, companion, visitor, and community member experience.