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During the spring of 2015, DMC was holding its final hearings. At about the same time Major Jim Frye from the Salvation Army had spoken with the Rochester Area Interfaith Leaders about his concerns related to DMC and how the Salvation Army’s community service buildings were not on the DMC map. Such services are critical services and many issues were raised regarding accessibility and the impact on social services by DMC.


These concerns were brought back to the Justice and Peace Ministry Team of Congregational Church UCC. After discussion, the team decided to appear before the final DMC meeting asking for a social impact statement, and they made plans for what would be the first In the Shadow of Growth Forums on June 17, 2015. Presenters were individuals from the community services area. With approximately 120 concerned community members in attendance, it was felt that a second forum would be held to gauge from those community members to see what direction the group would be from there.

So, a community group had started. In the meantime, several downtown church leaders had been meeting about the same issues. The group was called In the City for Good. The steering committee for the Forums met and chose to take on that name. There are eight Action groups working with the issues of Living Wages, Transportation, Affordable Housing, Sustainability, Social Services, Education, Social Justice and Historic Preservation.

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A sub-site of Community Beam, the City4Good website is being prototyped by openBEAM.net  to help the "In the City For Good initiative" to better collaborate.
Community Status/News

Riverfront Small Area Plan (November 19, 2022)

Consultant Team Report and Recommendations to the City of Rochester

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Destination Medical Center (DMC) (November 12, 2022)

November 2022 DMCC Board Meeting: notable topics: Experience Metrics,  Soldier Fields, Equitable development, Discovery square, Heart of the City

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Destination Medical Center (DMC) (November 11, 2022)

November 2022 DMCC Meeting: Featuring Equity Development 

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Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 6 (November 02, 2022)

Series 6  Articles: Strength in vaccines: How parents protect their children.

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Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication (November 01, 2022)

4Q22: October messages and reports; 3Q2022:  August, July messages and reports; 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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Promoting cultural events and projects (October 25, 2022)

Two community markets that could fit into the Community Hall concept: 2022 Winter Market (Golden Market Space) & Summer Night Market. 

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County of Olmsted, MN $31 million ARPA (October 19, 2022)

Olmsted County’s latest video provides insight into how we are using nearly $31 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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21st Community Space Concept Refinement (October 10, 2022)

(1) Concept flyer of 21st Century Intercultural Space expressed as a Community Hall. (2) Community spaces examples from other communities. 

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Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) (October 08, 2022)

2022 Community Priorities Survey. Let your voice be heard. 

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West Transit Village (October 01, 2022)

September DMCC Board Status: NTH to run a developer selection process with Mayo

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