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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

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: City of Rochester/RSP Architects

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

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

Potential Collaborators:


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

Plan Phase

Project Type

  Planning, Special; No  


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:


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  
September 22, 2021: History Center of Olmsted County

Newsletter and article about importance of the history center. 

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September 09, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

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

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September 07, 2021: Chateau Theater RFP

City of Rochester issuing Request for Proposal for an operating partner for the Chateau Theatre. 

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September 02, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan 3Q2021

Key info includes: 3Q 2021 News, 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

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July 07, 2021: How to approach a DEI improvement project

 Use the Listen, Learn and Act model to support new DEI leaders in our community -- a living document to jot down OpenBeam's thoughts how organizations may contribute to our area's DEI progress.  

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June 17, 2021: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan

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May 29, 2021: South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan

  March and May 2021 status slides and recording. 

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May 28, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

2021-05-28 News: Msg from JJ,;  May 2021 TB Report;  ACG pledge , 

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May 27, 2021: Discovery Walk

March 2021 DMCC approval for Bid

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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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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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Last modified by support on 2021/09/05
Created by allnode on 2015/12/24

 

 

 

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