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January 2019 News


PLEASE JOIN US FOR 2 Upcoming Forums:

Conversation with our new Mayor Kim Norton

Thursday, January 10, 2019

7:00-8:30 p.m.

125 LIVE, 125 Elton Hills Drive, Upper level/River Rooms

Dementia/Alzheimer Indicators for Self and Others – See attached flyer


Monday, January 14th

6:30 p.m. Light Supper

7:00 -8:00/8:30 Session

Please join us for a session on the how to recognize signs of dementia and alzheimers along with a brief enlightening and light-hearted exercise highlighting how to recognize the signs.    

Location: Congregational Church, UCC

974 Skyline Dr SW, Rochester, MN 55902

A light supper will be provided. All are welcome.  No fee- but registration required.

Please RSVP by Friday January 11th. 259-0135 or [email protected].


Library Advocacy Action

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the main floor conference room

Upcoming Meetings:

Steering Committee:

Tuesday, January 8th, 4 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street. Main floor Conference Room

Affordable Housing Action Group

Monday, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

Sustainability Action Group

Thursday, January 17th , 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

 Social Action Group 

Monday, January 28th (one week later because of the MLK holiday), 6:30 p.m. Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW.  

Age-Friendly Community Action Group

January 9th, 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live

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Community Status/News

Education, Health and Recreation Space (DMC UMR/Rec sub-district) 2019 DMCC (February 17, 2019)

The DMC EDA, City of Rochester and UMR will begin discussions about future sub-district development. 

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Destination Medical Center Corporation Board Green Lights Mobility Hub Locations in Rochester (February 17, 2019)

The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board of Directors at its February meeting, approved a resolution supporting two preliminary mobility hub locations in Rochester, MN, and authorizing up to $400,000 in financial support for additional studies and engineering.

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Chateau Theater Request for Proposal (February 16, 2019)

The RFP is open to all interested parties and has a submission deadline of February 15, 2019.

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Councilman Michael Wojcik Comments to DMC pertaining to Affordable Housing (February 15, 2019)

Here are 6 comments / Suggestions that that Councilman Wojcik sent do the DMC EDA and Board pertaining to how DMC can have a positive impact on the affordability of housing in the district and beyond.

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Bloom Reconsiders Second Phases of Riverfront Project (February 08, 2019)

"Bloom International Realty may be rethinking plans to build the second phase of its $230 million riverfront development in downtown Rochester.

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History Center to present Traveling While Black (February 02, 2019)

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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Race Exhibit Returns to Rochester (January 28, 2019)

Updates from Tony Williams, Science Museum of Minnesota

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Affordable Housing Proposal (January 17, 2019)

The City of Rochester is looking to have up to 10 floors of housing constructed on top of a brand new 650 unit parking ramp.

This is in both a targeted census tract, an opportunity zone and a couple blocks from the Mayo Clinic. The city spent an addition $500k to ensure footings could serve up to 10 addition levels of housing.

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