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PlanScape Impact(s): Aging ; Housing
Last modified: August 21, 2018 Public Report From Housing Framework



Notes and presentation from July Housing Conversation hosted by Kim Norton.




Kim's Notes

We had a presentation about TIF, a speaker from the Bear Creek Ministries Housing development, a speaker from the Rochester Area Foundation Housing Group and a speaker from AEON/The Rose Housing development in Minneapolis. Then attendees asked questions of the speakers before providing ideas and listed pros & cons to ideas that are being utilized elsewhere in the state and country. The notes reflect the comments they shared on paper. Speakers provided a few handouts and I have included the ones I had electronically on TIF & AEON .
The point was made by multiple speakers as well as builders in attendance that from start to finish, any new construction can expect to take five years before units are available which makes utilizing a variety of options wise given the level of need.



Presentation and Other Docs from the meeting

Aeon/The Rose Housing



More about AEON 



Housing Notes






Reference Material of interests


MN Governor Housing Taskforce Report

Recently published and send by Kim to openBeam.


Post Bulletin Report 2018-08-25


8 Takeaways From the Housing Task Force Report




PlanScape Impact(s): Aging ; Housing
Last modified: August 21, 2018 Public Report From Housing Framework

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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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