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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 Impact(s): Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Heritage Preservation

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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects

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:


Related Projects

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


Impacts 

Major Impact:  Universal Design

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:


Type of Project

Planning, Special  

 

 

Detailed Description

Location: Heart of the City

Purpose: Public Space

 


Pinned Reports on: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm



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

 6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 

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

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

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Universal Design Related Event(s) => LINK


Reports on: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm



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

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

 6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 

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

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

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Heart of the City: Peace Plaza Vision (June 30, 2017)
"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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Heart of the City design research show conflicts between residents vs visitors requirements (December 07, 2016)

"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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RSP selected as design consultant for Heart of the City (August 26, 2016)

Out of the three finalists, RSP has been selected as the design services consultant for a contract valued at .57M. 

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Advisory Committee being formed to drive Heart of the City planning (December 27, 2015)

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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Other Community News and Reports having impacts on:

Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Heritage Preservation  
May 02, 2024: 2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024:

April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024:

Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts 

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May 01, 2024: Community Outreach Public Relations
Austin KSMQ R-Town Program Interview Segment about CMRC

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April 27, 2024: 2024 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Updates
DMC Updates April 29 Presentation to City Council Study Session 

Transit Village

Business Development

Historic District

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April 19, 2024: Rochester Vision 2050
The visioning effort calls for soliciting broad community input to help propose desired strategic initiatives based on desired outcomes through 2050.

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March 27, 2024: Full-Time Career Navigator: Built Environment Wanted

Application Due April 5, 2024: Workforce Development, Inc. is seeking a friendly and professional Career Navigator to join our team.  

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March 20, 2024: NIH Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource

We invite community organizations and partners who expressed interest in the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) initiative to participate at no cost in several opportunities hosted by CEACR.

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March 12, 2024: University of Minnesota Rochester at DMC Board November
DMCC Board November 17, 2023 Meeting UMR Update

Presentation Slides

Video Recording

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March 10, 2024: West Transit Village
September DMCC Board Status: NTH to run a developer selection process with Mayo

2024-03-10 Added Video Clip Loop of Sep 2022 DMCC board meeting

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March 04, 2024: City Council: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Updates; Housing; International Relations

DEI Presentation Topics: Language Access and Accessibility; Equity in the Built Environment; 2024 Initiatives

Economic Development Incentives for Housing

Mayor Updates: Black History Month, Luther College: Mutable City; International Relations Committee

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February 21, 2024: Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound
Bold Forward Announcements

Video Mayo CEO

Mayo News June 2023

Related News: Community Reactions ; City of Rochester Support of Bold (2/1/2024)

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February 12, 2024: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Investment Metrics Slow Down Trend

Feb 1, 2024 DMCC Board Meeting

Private investment metrics Slide

Video Clip

PB Reporting

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February 07, 2024: DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

2. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 

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February 01, 2024: Ignite Cup 2024

The Ignite Cup is a startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The winner of our pitch competition will be a guaranteed semi-finalist at the MN Cup.

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January 10, 2024: Trade Readiness

1. PB Reporting Empowering 11th-grade students

2. Trade Readiness: Message from program manager and program flyers; Trades Readiness Certificate program

3. Video recording at Jan 10. 2024 Equity Alliance Talk 

4. Star Tribune Feb 17, 2024 Reporting

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