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Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm

Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC), in collaboration with the City of Rochester, Minnesota (City), is pleased to issue this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Public Space design services for the public spaces associated with the Heart of the City Sub-District of the Destination Medical Center development plan. DMCC and the City are collaborating on the redevelopment of Rochester pursuant to the vision and principles of the Destination Medical Center development plan. Within this plan is a sub-district referred to as Heart of the City. Heart of the City is a 9-block area of downtown Rochester bounded by Center Street to the north, 3rd Street to the South, Broadway to the East and 2nd Ave to the West. Heart of the City is home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and its Cesar Peli- designed Gonda Building, the recently renovated Peace Plaza, numerous hotels, shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The purpose of this RFQ is to outline the nature of the design challenge and to solicit qualifications from interested public space design firms/teams.

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Project Information

Collaborators, Project Phase & Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: City of Rochester/RSP Architects

Contact: Patrick Seeb ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; DMC EDA ; Heart of the City Taskforce ; RSP

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

2022 Rochester, MN Transit Development Plan Update ; America Community for Health ; Chateau Theater ; DMC Discovery Square Design Process ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; Saint Marys Place Design Process with citizen's participation


Impacts 

Major Impact:  Universal Design

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Heritage Preservation

Level 2: Heart of the City

DMC Impacts:

Livable City, Hotel & Hospitality, Arts & Culture, Heart of the City

Community Health Impacts:


Project Phase

Available  Phase

Project Type

Planning, Special  

 

Detailed Description

Location: Heart of the City

Purpose: Public Space

 


Key reports on: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm


Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm (May 20, 2019)

 6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 

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Heart of the City Public Space Status from RSP (July 13, 2017)

July, 2017 presentation to COW and Feb, 2017 updates to DMCC from RSP

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Key reports on: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm


Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm (May 20, 2019)

 6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 

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Heart of the City Public Space Status from RSP (July 13, 2017)

July, 2017 presentation to COW and Feb, 2017 updates to DMCC from RSP

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General reports on: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm


September 22, 2019 Heart of the City Taskforce Art + Design

The Heart of the City design team is pleased to invite you to join a panel discussion and conversation on the roles art and design play in creating vibrant public spaces.

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June 30, 2017 Heart of the City: Peace Plaza Vision
"A central focus of the planning effort thus far has been how to foster and maintain vibrancy in the Heart of the City, one of six sub-districts outlined in the original development plan. That means having the art, retail, food offerings and programming necessary for generating activity 365 days a year."

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December 07, 2016 Heart of the City design research show conflicts between residents vs visitors requirements

"As the consultant team has found out in the research and interview stage of its design process, "authentic" might mean a few different things to Rochester's mix of residents, employees and the millions of people who visit the city each year."  ... PB

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August 26, 2016 RSP selected as design consultant for Heart of the City

Out of the three finalists, RSP has been selected as the design services consultant for a contract valued at .57M. 

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December 27, 2015 Advisory Committee being formed to drive Heart of the City planning

DMC has initiated a "request for qualifications" to solicit responses from "Public Space Design firms" to submit their qualifications to contribute to Destination Medical Center's Heart of the City design and development.

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Key Beam Reports on:

Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Heritage Preservation  
September 13, 2022: DMC Information

July 2022 Destination Medical Center Information Sheet.  

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September 11, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication

3Q2022: August, July messages and reports; 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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September 09, 2022: Concept refinement

Expressed as Community Hall - Intercultural Space

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September 09, 2022: Adminstration of Rochester's 3.12M award from Minnesota Main Street Economic Revitalization Program

(1) DMC Announces First Recipients of Main Street Grant Funding 30 Businesses ($1.6M) ; (2) Launching of Main Street Grant 

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August 19, 2022: Discovery Square Updates

A. August 2022 Mayo Clinic biomanufacturing lab announcement; B. Discovery Square Slides and Video Clips from February 2022 DMCC board meeting. Community comments. 

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August 17, 2022: Prosperity Initiative Information

(1) About the program and August 2022 recruting  (2) 2018-07-011 Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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June 25, 2022: Chateau Theater Updates

(1) DMCC May Board Meeting Updates (2) City of Rochester issuing Request for Proposal for an operating partner for the Chateau Theatre. 

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June 25, 2022: May 18, 2022 DMCC Board Meeting

May 2022 Proceedings and notable breakouts

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May 12, 2022: Twin Cities and Rochester Connections

Introduction meeting May 11, 2022: RAEDI, Diversity Council, Asian Media Access, Pandemic Responders to explore the concept of intercultural/economic connectivity.  

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March 24, 2022: Riverfront Small Area Plan Community Engagement Sessions

Rochester’s downtown riverfront is poised for transformation. The Riverfront Small Area Plan project will create a high-level plan for future phased redevelopment.

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March 15, 2022: MPR DEI Impact Resources

(1) MPR Rochester Events/News (2) In Focus is a series of convenings we are committed to leading on Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities.

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February 03, 2022: 2021- 2022 Global Mayors Challenge Status Reports

 (1) Updates to Feb. 2022 DMCC Board (2) 2022-01-18 Press Release City of Rochester Winner; (3) September 2021 DMC Presentation; (4) References: 90 Second Pitch Video, Public Media 

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