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WSU Education Village

Our bonding request is a bold, responsive plan to renovate three buildings and environs (Wabasha Hall, Wabasha Rec and the Cathedral School) into an Education Village of the future that will be designed with integrated, flexible, state-of-the-art learning and teaching spaces. Labs, classrooms, offices, meeting and community spaces will take a cohesive, sensible form and provide space for the extraordinary preparation of extraordinary teachers and school professionals.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase:

Plan

Impacts:

Best Practice, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education    

Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: WSU

Collaborators: ABWA, Rochester Chapter ; ASHA ; Winona State Rochester

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Detailed Description

Phase I

Phase I of the project would cost $5.9 million. This funding was approved during the 2013-14 legislative session in 2014. In this phase we will work to identify needs and resources, as well as work with a design
firm and/or architect to develop a plan.

Phase II

Phase II of the project will focus on the renovation of 82,696 sq.ft. between Cathedral Elementary School building (built in 1929), Wabasha Recreation Center (built in the 1920s) and Wabasha Hall (built in the 1950s). We plan to repurpose and reuse old, vacant buildings, renovating them for shared community, school and university usage that will renew the surrounding neighborhood. This new space will be used to create new specialty labs and classrooms serving all education programs. Phase II will require an additional $25.3 million, for a total estimated project cost of $31.2 million.

 

 

 

Project Status/News

 


Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education  

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2019 Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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November 27, 2019: Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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November 05, 2019: Asian Pacific MN Complete Count 2020 Project

API Heritage Month Speech by Sia Her, Executive Director at MN State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, at U of WI, Eau Claire -- May 2019 

 

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August 23, 2019: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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July 31, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

Y Membership Scholarship Application Announcement.

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July 26, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

Olmsted County  Receives Grant for Pathways Toward Prosperity and Well-Being Program,

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July 26, 2019: Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Evaluation Study Group

Study session by the school board on evaluating the superintendent. 

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Created by allnode on 2016/05/13

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