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PlanScape Impact(s): Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Housing
Public Pinned Featured Report on Riverfront Small Area Plan led by City of Rochester and DMC EDA
Last modified: March 24, 2022

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Summary


 

Rochester’s downtown riverfront is poised for transformation. The Riverfront Small Area Plan project will create a high-level plan for future phased redevelopment.

 

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Announcement


 

Message from Jaymi Wilson 2022-02-03

 

Good morning!

                I am a project manager for the City of Rochester, working on projects happening within the DMC district.  I received your name through the Mayor’s office as a person who is interested in helping us get information out to our highly diverse community regarding engagement opportunities. 

 Rochester’s downtown riverfront is poised for transformation. The Riverfront Small Area Plan project will create a high-level plan for future phased redevelopment.  We are looking for input to identify the Community’s vision for this site and create a plan that enhances the overall connectivity to the river. The Riverfront project is focused on the area east of Broadway, between 4th Street SE and 2nd Street SE.

 Today, we’ll have a press release coming out, as well as a POLCO survey allowing people to offer feedback even if they aren’t able to attend.  I’ve attached the poster for this engagement series to this email in multiple languages, in case you are connected with any communities that may be interested.  Also, the first event for the engagement has been posted on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/723492791875502, and also on the website for the project here: http://www.riverfrontsap.com/  This site also has a full listing of the topics and dates.

 Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions, or if you have other ideas as to how we can reach the diverse members within our community!

                Thank you!

 Jaymi

 

 

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References

 

https://swa.mysocialpinpoint.com/rochester-riverfront-sap

 

 

 

 

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Riverfront Talks  Sessions


 

Open Space and Land use Feb 08, 2022

 

Video Recordings

 

Link to full video: Riverfront Talks Land Use and Open Space 2_8_22 on Vimeo

 

 

Consulting Team: Riverfront Talks Land Use and Open Space 2_8_22 on Vimeo

 

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Riverfront Talks: Equity + Economy Feb 17, 2022 

 

 

 

 Register for event 6:00pm - 7:30pm CT 

 Downtown Rochester is witnessing a good deal of new development with an influx of multifamily housing, institutional expansion and increased investment in the public realm.  New development should leverage what is already occurring and not syphon away activity from other locations.  This session will look at the market dynamics and probe how new growth downtown and along the river advances a just, fair and equitable city.

-       How can new investment ensure a welcoming place for people of all ethnicities, ages and abilities?

-       What are the market forces that will ensure inclusion and long-term viability?

-       What types of investment will assist with small business growth and entrepreneurship?

 

Photo credits: Left: Student presenting research. David Gamble Right: Empty lot for sale in Rochester, MN. Gamble Associates.

 

Video Recording of the Session

 

 

Riverfront_Talks_Equity_&_Economy021722 from NEOO Partners on Vimeo.

 

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Sustainability & Accessibility

 

Presentation

 

 

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Video Recording

 

 

Riverfront Talks Sustainability & Access 03_01_22 from NEOO Partners on Vimeo.

 

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Historic Preservation

 

Video Recording

 

 

Riverfront Talks Historic PreservationRedevelopment031022 from NEOO Partners on Vimeo.

 

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More Info

 

More recordings and info can be found per this LINK 

 

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Related Reports


 

Other Riverfront Small Area Plan Pinned Reports


February 03, 2022 : Riverfront Small Area Plan Consultant selected

Gambol Associates, a Massachusetts firm, selected for the project to come up with a concrete proposal. 



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Pinned City of Rochester and DMC EDA organization and project reports


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Project Report of Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge Concept Design : August 17, 2022 : RAISE AWARD AMOUNT: $19,900,000

The City of Rochester has been awarded a $19.9 million dollar United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant.



Project Report of Bus Rapid Transit (2nd Street SW Link) : June 24, 2022 : Mobility Updates change proposals at May 2022 DMC Board Meeting

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 



Project Report of Riverfront Small Area Plan : February 03, 2022 : Riverfront Small Area Plan Consultant selected

Gambol Associates, a Massachusetts firm, selected for the project to come up with a concrete proposal. 



Project Report of Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge Concept Design : November 17, 2021 : Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6 Street Bridge Concept Design Meeting

Neighborhood meeting November 2021



Project Report of South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan : May 29, 2021 : South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan

  March and May 2021 status slides and recording. 



Project Report of Bus Rapid Transit (2nd Street SW Link) : September 08, 2020 : Rochester City Transit Development Seeking Co-designers

Co-designers will be Rochester residents with strong connections to their communities and local knowledge of their neighborhood and the Rapid Transit Project area. 



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Site Information
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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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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