Rochester is primed for dramatic growth and development. We are building office space, contemporary living environments, education centers, and retail space to attract start-ups, small businesses, expansions, and the great minds to go with it all.
To help illustrate the many ways individuals are transforming Rochester, DMC has created a video series called “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.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (April 18, 2016) – At today’s special board meeting, the Destination Medical Center (DMC) Corporation Board of Directors discussed the DMC development process and heard updates from the DMC Economic Development Agency (EDA) and the City of Rochester on development and investment activity within the DMC District, including two DMC priorities — Discovery Square and Heart of the City.
As part of the new DMC development process, the DMC EDA staff has been working with City of Rochester staff and the development community to prepare a developer resource guide. The guide includes tools and resources to assist developers as they consider development opportunities within the DMC District, including information on the project review and approval process and potential funding sources.
The development activity in each of the DMC District continues to show progress with investment and projects underway at various phases. The Destination Medical Center development plan identifies six sub-districts: Heart of the City, Discovery Square, St. Marys Place, Waterfront, Central Station, and the UMR/Recreation area. Each sub-district is organized around a signature public space and public realm experience.
The Peace Plaza, for example, serves as the signature public space in Heart of the City. Recently, a Request for Qualifications/Proposals process was launched to identify a team to design enhancements to the Heart of the City sub-district. In the next few weeks, a Community Advisory Committee will be established to help steer that design process.