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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’s Community for Health ; Chateau Theater ; Co-designing of Discovery Walk ; DMC Discovery Square Design Process ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan ; 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 Status Reports


Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm   Date: 2019/05/20  

6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 


Heart of the City Public Space Status from RSP   Date: 2017/07/13  

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



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Key Status Reports


Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm   Date: 2019/05/20  

6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 


Heart of the City Public Space Status from RSP   Date: 2017/07/13  

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


 

All Reports


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

6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 

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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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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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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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Related PlanScape Status

Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Heritage Preservation  

September 30, 2020: 5 Year Plan Update Sessions

Join Destination Medical Center for a series of webinars related to the Five Year Update to its 20 Year Development Plan.

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September 20, 2020: Collider Foundation

Collider is Seeking Passionate Individuals for Three Contract Ecosystem Navigator Positions

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September 09, 2020: Connecting emmright with Collider

OpenBeam arranged a meeting between emmright and Collider. Good potential to collaborate especially in the Collider's Navigator program. 

 

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August 30, 2020: SE MN Together: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SE Minnesota

Convening conversation on how our region can work together to be a welcoming region. 

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August 26, 2020: Help Needed - Diversity Council of Rochester

Diversity Council is looking for members to join its team: (1) Facilitators (2) Curriculum Development & Delivery Manager

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August 20, 2020: Another Milestone with ICI

   The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 

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June 17, 2020: Beam connecting TBE with community resources

Set up connections with Diversity Council's Community Mobilization Resources and allies

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June 01, 2020: Rochester Downtown Alliance Downtown and Inteview Series

(1) Downtown restaurants reopening and (2) Preparing to re-open and interviewing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium about COVID. 

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May 28, 2020: DMC EDA Covid Recovery Actions

COVID-19 Recovery Actions: (1) Presentation to DMCC board (2) Webinar COVID business restart discussion series

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May 18, 2020: Collaboration with the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

This storytelling project with CAPM will feature Minnesota Cambodian community leaders in a series of video shorts.

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Last modified by support on 2019/09/22
Created by allnode on 2015/12/24

 

 

 

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