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Brutger Equities' plans for a $63 million hotel project across Second Street from Saint Marys Hospital was a big deal. An array of forces came together to challenge the developer, the city's planning and zoning process, the Destination Medical Center bureaucracy, and eventually the City Council's competency, and developer Larry Brutger decided he'd had enough.TBD

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Lead Organization: Brutger Equities

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Destination Medical Center (DMC)


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Brutger Equities' plans for a $63 million hotel project across Second Street from Saint Marys Hospital was a big deal. An array of forces came together to challenge the developer, the city's planning and zoning process, the Destination Medical Center bureaucracy, and eventually the City Council's competency, and developer Larry Brutger decided he'd had enough.


A new plan has emerged to build a 225-room Holiday Inn and Suites hotel at Second Street and 13th Avenue Southwest, across from Mayo Clinic's Francis Building.

The site has long been discussed as a potential location for a hotel, said developer Larry Brutger, of St. Could. Brutger is in talks to purchase the property if plans for the development move through the city of Rochester's process.

Brutger and local consultants presented a plan to Rochester's Committee on Urban Design and Environment before a pre-development meeting with city officials Thursday. Brutger said the project team is aiming for an Aug. 26 project submission, which means final approval could be obtained by Jan. 4 at the earliest.

The building would stand six stories at its tallest point and four stories in other areas. Four stories of parking, two underground, would be attached to the project.

Brutger said his team of ESG Architects of Minneapolis and CRW Architecture and Design Group of Rochester has already met twice with neighbors, and informally with Rochester City Council members.

Brutger said the project's design has qualities similar to the Homewood Suites that is located on the adjacent block to the west, as well as design components suggested locally.

"We think we've designed a very nice project," Brutger said.

A unique opportunity for the project comes from its proximity to the Mayo Clinic campus. There is "a good possibility," Brutger said, of constructing a tunnel to the clinic campus that could incorporate a food court and transit center.

"We are looking at developing a tunnel system, both to connect to Saint Marys and because (Rochester) Public Works is talking about a tunnel along Second Street Southwest," said CRW Architect Wade Goodenberger.



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May 21, 2024: M.O.V.E: Collaboration of SHIP, Joint Study, One Olmsted

M.O.V.E. Promotional Flyer and Application to join M.O.V.E.

5/10/2024 Conversation Olmsted County Rep and CMRC Rep.: Regarding Olmsted County Community Council's DEI initiative called Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E) 

Rochester Area Foundation Support Message


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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 19, 2024: Action Request March 18, 2024
Comment at the 3/18/2024 City Council Meeting:

To act on September 21, 2020 council resolutions for the city staff to develop a Intercultural City action plan.  

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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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December 13, 2023: 2H 2023 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Informaiton

November DMCC Meeting Info 

September DMCC Meeting Info

May DMCC Meeting Info 

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October 01, 2023: Destination Medical Center 3Q 2023 Reports
1. September 2023 DMCC Board Meeting:

2. Meeting Package,

3. Meeting Slides,

4. Video Recording 

5. Breakouts

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August 08, 2023: Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) July News
1. 2Q 2023  Economic Report ;  2. Tawonda Burks has joined the RAEDI staff full-time as Director of Operations. In addition to managing the RAEDI Economic Development Center; 3, SBDC 1H 2023 performance report

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March 23, 2023: 1Q 2023 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Reports

March 2023 Executive Committee Meeting;

Feb 9 2023 DMCC Board Meeting and City, County, DMC Collaborative Session

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November 12, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)
November 2022 DMCC Board Meeting: notable topics: Experience Metrics,  Soldier Fields, Equitable development, Discovery square, Heart of the City

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November 11, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)
November 2022 DMCC Meeting: Featuring Equity Development 

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September 13, 2022: DMC Information
July 2022 Destination Medical Center Information Sheet.  

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