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Heart of the City Public Realm

Beam Project Type: Planning     Project in Concept Phase

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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Collaboration

Lead Organization: City of Rochester/RSP Architects

Confirmed Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; DMC EDA ; Heart of the City Taskforce ; RSP

Potential Collaborators:

Detailed Description

Location: Heart of the City

Purpose: Public Space

Impacts

PlanScape

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

Level 2: Heart of the City

DMC: Livable City ; Hotel & Hospitality ; Retail, Dining & Entertainment, Arts & Culture ; Heart of the City

Community Health:

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Heritage Preservation

June 30, 2017 TBD: 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 TBD: 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 openBEAM.net: 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 TBD: 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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October 04, 2018: 6 Crtical Components for Discovery Square

Presented to DMCC Board in its September 2018 board meeting.

 

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September 19, 2018: November 2017 DMC Dashboard

September 2018 DMCC Board Meeting, YE 2017 DMC Metrics per Nov. 2, 2017 DMCC Board Meeting.

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August 08, 2018: 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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July 11, 2018: Prosperity Initiative

2018-07-011

Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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June 29, 2018: Triton Hilton Hotel (Broadway at Center)

June status same as March Status except completion date is now set for 1/31/2019.

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May 27, 2018: Three DMC Proposals

Three projects looking for TIF: Hotel Indigo, Hyatt House Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank Building Renovation

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May 24, 2018: Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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May 17, 2018: Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting

openBeam's information on structure and Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
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Last modified by allnode on 2018/09/26
Created by allnode on 2015/12/24

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