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$4.9M - Central Station: A downtown development that has garnered favor with city officials for providing affordable housing is on track to win the city's approval. The Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday reviewed a final development plan for the Flats on First, a 68-unit apartment building formerly referred to as The Downtowner. The commission previously had recommended denial of the development's preliminary plat, but the city council gave approval based on the city's desperate need for affordable housing in light of Destination Medical Center plans.

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Beam Project Type: Building Project Phase: Available
Detailed Description

Location: Civic Center Dr. and Broadway-Av. N

Purpose: Residential, Affordable Housing

 

Rochester developer Joe Weis and associates were behind both projects, the 68-unit First Avenue Flats

A downtown development that has garnered favor with city officials for providing affordable housing is on track to win the city's approval. The Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday reviewed a final development plan for the Flats on First, a 68-unit apartment building formerly referred to as The Downtowner. The commission previously had recommended denial of the development's preliminary plat, but the city council gave approval based on the city's desperate need for affordable housing in light of Destination Medical Center plans.

Impacts

PlanScape: Housing

DMC: Central Station

Community Health: Financial Stress/Homelessness

Results

$4.9M affordable housing investment

Collaboration

Lead Organization: Joseph Development

Confirmed Collaborators:

Potential Collaborators:

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Housing

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July 24, 2017: Wilder Research

In collaboration with the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Minnesota Compass invites you to participate in a listening session in the southern region.

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April 28, 2017: Diversity Council extending Compass Points Data to direct Rapid Concensus conversations

On April 26, 2017 Diversity Council utilizing data from Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points data combining with other community data analyses successfully developed and convened a Rapid Consensus conversation program as part of the 2017 Mayo Community Luncheon celebrating and inspiring an inclusive community. 

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March 30, 2017: 2016-2020 Housing Framework

"The 2016-2020 Housing Framework presents the tools and information needed so that community leaders and stakeholders throughout Olmsted County can make informed choices about how to meet the housing needs of Olmsted County’s residents."

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January 28, 2017: Community Networking Group (CNG) January 24, 2017 Meeting - Compass Points Deeper Dive

Diversity Council Dee Sabol used the following to trigger conversations on "what does Compass Points" point to next.

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January 21, 2017: Councilman Michael Wojcik's Open Letter Calling for Restraint on TIF for the project

Per his blog: the $12 million public subsidy for this project is impossible to defend.

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December 13, 2016: DMC Alatus Project Approved by DMCC Board

In today's 2016-12-15 DMCC board meeting, the Alatus building project was approved.

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/09/27
Created by allnode on 2016/11/02

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