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The Rochester Area Family Y board voted Monday to consider the possibility of collaborating with the University of Minnesota Rochester and other institutions on shared space in the Destination Medical Center zone.

 

PB Article 2016-09-27

The Rochester Area Family Y board voted Monday to consider the possibility of collaborating with the University of Minnesota Rochester and other institutions on shared space in the Destination Medical Center zone.

The board voted to sign a non-binding memorandum of understanding to explore the feasibility of a "joint commitment" involving UMR, the Children's Museum of Minnesota in Rochester and the Rochester Public Library, according to Steve Courts, the Y's executive director and CEO.

The memorandum was the result of an informal, ad hoc group that brought the four organizations together to talk about the possibility of shared space in the "UMR and Recreation" zone.

The agreement, which the organizations can exit at any time, "envisions this zone as a year-round destination that aligns to the vision for a healthy and inclusive community that supports education, recreation, civic and community engagement, economic development, tourism and entertainment."

It calls for the organizations to "explore the co-location of a mix of services and products" and to "discuss space access and the potential for sharing space to reduce our space burden." All four institutions are dealing with the need for new and expanded facilities.

The library board voted last week not to sign the document, though said it was open to discussions about co-location. The library last year proposed a $55 million expansion on its current site, but it's unclear whether funding will be available.

The Children's Museum board is to take up the issue of whether to sign the memo on Thursday; it's not clear when or whether UMR will consider it.


 

 

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DMC Impact(s): Livable City Retail, Dining & Entertainment, Arts & Culture Learning Environment Sports, Recreation, Nature UMR and Recreation

PlanScape(s): Children & Youth ; Recreation & Open Space

Community Health Impact(s): Mental Health ; Obesity ; Diabetes ; Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Date: 2016/09/27

Last Modification Date: 2016-10-10T21:14:49-05:00

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