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Discovery 2

Plans for a new, five-story complex to be built in downtown Rochester signals the start of the next phase of the development of Destination Medical Center's Discovery Square subdistrict. Following its recently completed One Discovery Square complex, Twin Cities-based M.A. Mortenson Co. filed plans last week for a new, five-story, 121,295-square-foot building to be called Two Discovery Square. Plans show the proposed building to be located at 300 Second Ave. SW on land that's now a Mayo Clinic parking lot, immediately south of the smaller, four-story One Discovery Square center. It's not clear if the two buildings will be connected, though a Mortenson drawing shows they will match in appearance.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Concept Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Economic Development, STEM

Level 2: Discovery Square

DMC Impacts:

Discovery Square

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: M.A. Mortenson

Known/Likely Collaborators: DMC EDA ; Mayo Clinic ; Mortenson

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan ; Discovery Square One ; Health-centric Design of Discovery Walk

 

 

 

Project Status/News

 


Related PlanScape Status

Economic Development, STEM  

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Last modified by support on 2020/03/01
Created by support on 2019/08/05

 

 

 

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Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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