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Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound

An initiative that invests $5 billion to reshape six downtown blocks by 2030. The plan includes the construction of five new buildings — including two clinical buildings — with architectural firms Foster + Partners and CannonDesign and construction manager Gilbane. Construction is anticipated to pick up in early 2024, beginning with the demolition of former hotels on West Center Street, the former Lourdes High School building, Damon parking ramp and the Ozmun building. The 2.4 million square feet of new space will be “infused with technology to improve care delivery,” said Dr. Amy Williams, Mayo Clinic executive dean of practice. Those clinical buildings will feature a flexible grid where rooms and floors can meet the structural specifications needed for operating suites, inpatient hospital beds and diagnostic imaging spaces. This opens the door to converting some operating rooms, for example, into inpatient rooms, or vice versa.

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Project Impact(s): Health, Medical Services, STEM, Technology Enablement

This project is in Plan Phase.

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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects



Lead Organization: Mayo Clinic

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; DMC EDA ; Mayo Clinic ; State of Minnesota

Potential Collaborators:

Related Projects

America's City for Health ; BioRochester and MedHub 3.0 ; City of Rochester Initiates New Budget Process and Publishes Digital Format ; Co-design Tracker ; DMC Discovery Square ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Mayo Clinic Platform Accelerate ; Saint Marys Place Design Process with citizen's participation


Major Impact:  Regional Growth

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Health, Medical Services, STEM, Technology Enablement

Level 2: Civic Engagement, Health & Wellness

DMC Impacts:

Technology, Health & Wellness, Sports, Recreation, Nature, Heart of the City, Discovery Square, Central Station, Waterfront, St Marys Place

Community Health Impacts:

Type of Project




Detailed Description

Per Mayo Website

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic’s Board of Trustees has approved Bold. Forward. Unbound. in Rochester, a multiyear strategic initiative that advances Mayo Clinic’s Bold. Forward. strategy to Cure, Connect and Transform healthcare for the benefit of patients everywhere. It reimagines Mayo Clinic’s downtown Rochester campus and introduces new facilities with a combination of innovative care concepts and digital technologies that will give Mayo Clinic the ability to scale transformation in ways never before imagined. 

This Rochester initiative is part of Mayo Clinic’s Bold. Forward. Unbound. physical plan to achieve seamless integration of physical spaces and digital capabilities to meet patients’ unmet and evolving needs across all sites. Projects are well underway in Arizona, Florida, La Crosse, Mankato, and now soon in Rochester. 



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Key reports on: Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound

Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound (February 21, 2024)
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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