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Discovery 2

Plans for a new, five-story complex to be built in downtown Rochester signals the start of the next phase of the development of Destination Medical Center's Discovery Square subdistrict. Following its recently completed One Discovery Square complex, Twin Cities-based M.A. Mortenson Co. filed plans last week for a new, five-story, 121,295-square-foot building to be called Two Discovery Square. Plans show the proposed building to be located at 300 Second Ave. SW on land that's now a Mayo Clinic parking lot, immediately south of the smaller, four-story One Discovery Square center. It's not clear if the two buildings will be connected, though a Mortenson drawing shows they will match in appearance.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Concept Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Economic Development, STEM

Level 2: Discovery Square

DMC Impacts:

Discovery Square

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: M.A. Mortenson

Known/Likely Collaborators: DMC EDA ; Mayo Clinic ; Mortenson

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan ; Discovery Square One ; Health-centric Design of Discovery Walk

Project Status/News


Related PlanScape Status

Economic Development, STEM  

March 27, 2020: Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) Loan News

News forwarded by RAEDI: The State of MN’s Small Business Emergency Loan Program is now accepting applications.

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March 27, 2020: State of Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz today joined leaders from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Department of Employment and Economic Development, Department of Education, and the State Emergency Operations Center to answer questions from the press on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 26, 2020: DMCC Executive Committee Topics including COVID-19 Handling

2020-03-26 DMCC Executive Committee Meeting materials including discussions on COVID-19 handling. 

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March 15, 2020: ROCHESTER AREA YOUTH TECH FOUNDATION and RPS need laptops for students

Rochester Area Youth Tech Foundation is working with Rochester Public Schools to provide laptops to students who do not currently have access to technology at home, in an effort to mitigate potential educational disruptions for these students. 

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February 22, 2020: Rochester Public Library

Rochester Public Library Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

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February 12, 2020: Collider Foundation

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

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December 10, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan 5 Year Conclusion and Celebration

Per PB Reporting: "While the five-year timeline for the Journey to Growth initiative has wrapped up, the work of diversifying Southern Minnesota's economy continues."  

 

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October 01, 2019: DMC Discovery Square Design Process

September 2019 and May 2019 Presentations to DMCC Board.

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Last modified by support on 2020/03/01
Created by support on 2019/08/05

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Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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