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Competition vs Collaboration

PlanScape Impact(s): Best Practice ; Business Process ; STEM ; Technology Enablement
Last modified: October 10, 2020 Public Report From OpenBeam





What is this? 

The following is a snap shot ( dated 2020-10-11)'s view of our community's anchor projects. 

Take this link =>  the Beam Dynamic Anchor Projects​ View  for the most current list. 

Beam Anchor Projects List 

   Project  Major Impact  Project Description  Geographic Scope  Link to Related Projects 
America’s Community for Health Vision/Identity Interlocking between DMC, Olmsted County and Rochester City and Community organizations to ensure so.. Regional DMC Discovery Square Design Process ; DMC Mobility ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives Families Matter Mental Health Collaboration ; Health Needs Assessment and Planning Housing Framework ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Lifestyle Wellness Awareness Month ; Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester 2040 Comprehensive Plan ; Rochester Y Community Health Living Index Assessment (CHLI) ; The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC)
Cradle to Career Education Every child and young adult succeeds cradle to career, through shared purpose, alignment and account.. Regional AVID: advancement via individual determination implementation in RPS ; America’s Community for Health ; BRIDGES TO A GREAT CAREER ; Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) Expanding Career and Technical Education Center (C-TECH) Building ; Head Start ; Identification and intervention for adverse childhood experiences in our local community - A Study ; IncubatorEdu at RPS ; Maintain and Evolve the 2016 Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points (Community Dashboard) ; Parents Are Important In Rochester (PAIIR) ; Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan Targeted Business, Workforce Participation and Prevailing Wage Strategies ; World's Best Workforce ; Youth & Whole Family Training System ; Youth Mediation in Rochester Public Schools
DMC Mobility Mobility/Transportation While there are several different plans being proposed, there is a need to interconnect all those pi.. Downtown DMC Transportation: Parking ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Downtown Rochester Access Management Authority per DMC Transportation Improvement plan draft ; Rochester City Transit Development Plan SE Mn Transportation Projects Information Portal ; The Rochester - Twin Cities Rail Corridor (Zip Rail) ; Transportation: ROCOG Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
Destination Medical Center (DMC) Economic Development Intended to bring to Rochester, Olmsted County and Minnesota private investment in excess of $5.6 bi.. Downtown Age Friendly Community ; America’s Community for Health ; Chateau Theater ; DMC Dashboard ; DMC Mobility ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; Health Needs Assessment and Planning Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm ; Housing Framework ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester 2040 Comprehensive Plan ; SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative Saint Marys Place: Holiday Inn Project ; Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan University of Minnesota, Rochester Master Plan
Discovery Walk Co-designing Public Realm Public realm along the 2nd Avenue corridor from 2nd Street to 6th Street (Soldiers Field.) America’s Community for Health ; DMC Discovery Square Design Process ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Discovery Square One ; Education, Health and Recreation Space (DMC UMR/Rec sub-district) Health Needs Assessment and Planning Residence at Discovery Square (Third Ave Lofts Residence at Discovery Square) ; Rochester City Transit Development Plan Rochester Y Community Health Living Index Assessment (CHLI) ; University of Minnesota, Rochester Master Plan
Health Needs Assessment and Planning Health The Community Health Assessment and Planning Process is a collaborative community effort led by Olms.. County wide Age Friendly Community ; America’s Community for Health ; Community Beam to enable community collaboration Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) ; Diversity Council Health Equity Plan ; Families Matter Mental Health Collaboration ; Food for Thought for Diversity Wellness ; Healthy Living Rochester ; Identification and intervention for adverse childhood experiences in our local community - A Study ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise ; Pathways Toward Prosperity and Well-Being Program ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC) ; Rochester Y Community Health Living Index Assessment (CHLI)
Housing Framework Housing Published in February 2014, the Maxfield study found that the vacancy rate for affordable senior ren.. County wide 501 on First Development ; Affordable or Mixed Income Housing Units Above Parking Ramp #6 ; Age Friendly Community ; Century Heights (CH) ; Community Center Northwest of Rochester (Empowerment Center) ; Gage East Apartments ; Jeremiah Program (Campus for Single Mothers and their Children) Mayowood Apartments (MA) ; Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester 2040 Comprehensive Plan ; Rochester Master Plan (2010) ; SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative Valleyhigh Villas
Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Diversity and Inclusion The Intercultural City Initiative is a bold effort on the part of a wide variety of organizations an.. County wide America’s Community for Health ; Apply "Community of Excellence" framework to Greater Rochester ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; Diversity Council Rochester Area Racial Attitude Survey Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives Journey of Peace ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Locks of Compassion ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC) ; Rochester World Festival
Non-profit Consortium Buildout Best Practice Local nonprofits are working collaboratively to develop shared services to increase operational effi.. County wide America’s Community for Health ; Cradle to Career ; Digital Equity IT Infrastructure ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Police Assisted Recovery (PAR Program) ; SharePoint Usage Enablement
Olmsted County Mental Health Crisis Center Mental Health This facility will focus on filling some of the gaps in our behavioral health system and creating a .. Regional Identification and intervention for adverse childhood experiences in our local community - A Study
SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative Regional Growth Southeast Minnesota Together is a regional collaborative network of organizations and individuals de.. Regional Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Pathways to College and Careers (Emerging Leaders Program) ; Project FINE (Focus on Integrating Newcomers through Education) ; Regional Video Projects Rochester Works ; We are More
Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan Sustainability The Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan will focus on five key areas - Vibrant Neighborhoods, .. Regional America’s Community for Health ; Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative ((BHCL) ; Building Benchmarking ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; Journey of Peace
Targeted Business, Workforce Participation and Prevailing Wage Strategies Workforce Development To further increase participation rates of targeted businesses and workforce on DMC projects, four .. Downtown 40 Below: Building the workforce of the future ConnectUP! ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives Global Economic and Cultural Exchange (ECCEX) Housing Framework ; IncubatorEdu at RPS ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Leadership Greater Rochester (LGR) Mayo Supplier Diversity Program ; Rochester Economic Development Fund ; Rochester Works ; Supplier Diversity Initiative ; World's Best Workforce
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Why do we care?  

1. Program rich, system poor 

2. Lack of obvious cross-cutting of various projects

3. Proliferation of projects

4. Effort does not equal outcome. 

5. Need a community-wide logic model to underpin these projects 

6. The challenge is to coordinate the logic models of each of these anchor projects. 



OpenBeam Comments:



In the past week, I was at a number of ambitious, inspiring and worth-while discussions. All of them in their own way touched one more more of the following "anchor projects" in our community. At the the Cradle to Career "logic model" breakout, I posted the idea: "Wouldn't it be nice that there is a logic model for the overarching goal of our city?"



PlanScape Impact(s): Best Practice ; Business Process ; STEM ; Technology Enablement
Last modified: October 10, 2020 Public Report From OpenBeam

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

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
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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