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Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm

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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Project Information

About the project

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

Plan Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

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

Level 2: Heart of the City

DMC Impacts:

Livable City, Hotel & Hospitality, Arts & Culture, Heart of the City

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Patrick Seeb ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: City of Rochester/RSP Architects

Known/Likely Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; DMC EDA ; Heart of the City Taskforce ; RSP

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

America Community for Health ; Chateau Theater ; DMC Discovery Square Design Process ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; Rochester City Transit Development Plan ; Saint Marys Place Design Process with citizen's participation

 

 

Detailed Description

 

Location: Heart of the City

Purpose: Public Space

 

Key Status Reports


Key reports on: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm


May 20, 2019 : Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm

 6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 


July 13, 2017 : Heart of the City Public Space Status from RSP

July, 2017 presentation to COW and Feb, 2017 updates to DMCC from RSP



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Key reports on: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm


May 20, 2019 : Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm

 6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 


July 13, 2017 : Heart of the City Public Space Status from RSP

July, 2017 presentation to COW and Feb, 2017 updates to DMCC from RSP


  

General reports on: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm


September 22, 2019 Heart of the City Taskforce Art + Design

The Heart of the City design team is pleased to invite you to join a panel discussion and conversation on the roles art and design play in creating vibrant public spaces.

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February 17, 2019 Heart of the City Feb. 2019 Status

Heart of the City status reported to DMCC. 

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June 30, 2017 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 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 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 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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Key Beam Reports on:

Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Heritage Preservation  
March 02, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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February 13, 2021: MHC: Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage - 2021 Grantees

 OpenBeam.net is grateful to to have a chance to talk to some of the 2021 MHC Cultural  Identity Grant applicants and recipients. 

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January 01, 2021: 2020 Targeted Business, Workforce Participation Reports

2020-12-11 Report; 2020-11-02 October Report; 2020-09-30 September Report 

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November 21, 2020: November 2020 DMCC Board Meeting

(1) November 2020 Board Meeting (2) 5 Year DMC Plan Updates and Covid Effects

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November 19, 2020: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan 5 Year Update

November Newsletter, 5 Year Plan Update draft, webinars on land investments, DMC status and Covid impacts. Reminder to comment on 5 year plan update 

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April 25, 2020: COVID-19 Survey and Resource List

In the last month we have seen an influx of challenges and barriers affecting our API communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the challenges we are hearing from our communities is the closure of schools and the implementation of distance learning.

 As of this current school year, Asian American students make up 6.9% of students enrolled in Minnesota. In the last month, we have heard that language access, technology challenges, and financial burdens have presented barriers not only for students to be successful in the classroom, but also for parents who wish to be involved in their children’s education. This has led our communities to face unique barriers to full and equal participation in learning and instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 In response to this issue, the Council has created a community survey to identify ongoing barriers experienced by API families during distance learning. The purpose of this survey is to collect data collect to inform the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on areas for improvement and best practices with API students during the distance learning period.

 With this in mind, we ask for your participation in helping us to widely distribute this survey to community members to ensure that their voices are heard by MDE officials. The survey will be open for community response between Monday, April 27th – Friday, May 8th. 

 During this time of COVID-19, we understand that many organizations have limited capacity, and greatly appreciate any support you can provide in getting this survey out to families.  Our simple ask to you is your help in sending out the survey to community members using email and social media. If you can make this small commitment, please confirm by responding to this email. Once we receive your confirmation we will follow-up with language templates and guidance to send out the surveys. Thank you all and we all wish your loved ones well.

 Please if you have any questions you can contact me, or our Research Assistant Daniel Yang, at daniel.y.yang@state.mn.us.

 Sincerely,

 Anjuli Cameron 

 Anjuli Mishra Cameron, M.S. | Research Director

Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans | 658 Cedar Street, Suite 160 | St. Paul, Minnesota 55155

(651) 757-1742 |  (507) 649-1157 | anjuli.cameron@state.mn.us |mn.gov/capm

 

 

 

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November 12, 2019: Destination Medical Center (DMC) 2020 and 2019 Workplans

November 12 DMCC Board Meeting and October 2019 DMCC Board Updates (Special DMCC Board Meeting), Funding Request Memo, 5 Year Capital Plan, 2020 DMC CIP Infrastructure Projects, DMCC 2020 Workplan and Budget Presentation to DMCC Board September 2019, Funding Section Presentation, Funding/Work plan Doc 

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October 01, 2019: DMC Discovery Square Design Process

September 2019 and May 2019 Presentations to DMCC Board.

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May 16, 2019: Chateau Theater Picks Exhibits Development Group Proposal

3 proposals (Exhibits Development Group, Art Trust of Minnesota, Encourage Events Group) being considered as a result of RFP.  

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April 23, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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February 08, 2019: Bloom Reconsiders Second Phases of Riverfront Project

"Bloom International Realty may be rethinking plans to build the second phase of its $230 million riverfront development in downtown Rochester.

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Created by allnode on 2015/12/24

 

 

 

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