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Bloom Rochester River Front Project

The Bloom Development in Rochester, MN, is located on the riverfront of the Zumbro River, and aspires to set a new standard of quality in the downtown business district. This 1,000,000 square foot development creates an inclusive destination of hospitality and shopping, complemented with contemporary restaurants and nightlife. The project is composed of two high-rise towers: a 4-star hotel, condominiums, and senior living apartments. The towers are placed atop of a podium that features ground level retail, restaurants, and parking garage. The master plan concept improves access to the Zumbro Riverfront with a boardwalk creating a pedestrian friendly environment and activating the river’s edge. The location is ideal to form an urban hub connecting City Hall to the opposite side of the river and the commercial downtown area. The development will consist of a 180 key 4-star hotel, with 130 branded condominiums; 215 unit high-rise senior community; 30,000 square feet of food and beverage establishments and 7,000 square feet of retail. Public spaces will be added, including an indoor winter garden, 3rd St. public plaza, rooftop terrace park, and boardwalk.

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Lead Organization: Bloom Holding

Collaborators: Bloom Holding ; City of Rochester, MN ; DMC EDA ; ae7


August 08, 2018 PB: Riverfront project gets first nod per Post Bulletin Report

"Early plans for a $180 million construction project along the Zumbro River received some enthusiastic support from Rochester's Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night." 

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May 30, 2016 Bloom Rochester River Front Project Status May 26 Presentation to DMCC board

This is a "home run" kind of project. Some of my friends who have been looking elsewhere to re-locate to a down-town living environment may now have reasons to wait and see how this will turn out. 

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Last modified by allnode on 2018/11/22
Created by allnode on 2016/05/26

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