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Organization: Kimley-Horn

Sector: Commerce

Organization Mission: Kimley-Horn began as the partnership of two transportation engineers, Bob Kimley and Bill Horn. Kimley came out of the NC State Highway Commission. Horn was a highly intuitive, creative engineer—the kind of guy who could sketch the plan for a thousand-acre project in pencil on scrap paper and get it right the first time. After a year, Bill and Bob invited one of Bill's former grad students to join them. Ed Vick was a creative problem solver whose technical excellence and genial ways built a loyal clientele. The three incorporated in February 1967. Steady growth marked the firm's development through the 1970s and 1980s, with new disciplines being added as new specialists joined the firm. Those specialists—practice builders, we still call them—are given tremendous freedom and corporate support for building their own enterprise within the enterprise. Once a practice builder is on board, he or she can draw on the full resources of the firm to make their practice work. Starting in the 1990s, ambitious annual and five-year goals fueled the always competitive staff to new achievements. The firm leaped from an ENR ranking of 105 in 1990 to 33 in 2014. It became the nation's leading engineering firm for multi-family residential and retail properties. The impending retirement of the last founder in 2001 sparked introspection about what should never change. Five core values and a core purpose were identified. Our business exists, above all, to provide an environment for our people to flourish. But inextricably interwoven are the values of honesty, integrity, and ethics; exceptional client service; high expectations; sharing and caring; and sustained profitability. Those values and purpose aren't new—they go all the way back to our founders. Our circumstances change, but our character remains the same. And as we move through a new millennium, that just seems right

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Related PlanScape Status on: Consultancy, Transportation

January 02, 2019: Rochester City Transit Development Plan References

Found the following links on Rochester City Website.  The City of Rochester is conducting four integrated transit studies to refine the concepts identified in the DMC Plan.

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November 18, 2018: Age Friendly Community Survey

How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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November 06, 2018: DMC Transportation Plan Status

Status reports and documentations presented to DMCC.

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May 27, 2018: Three DMC Proposals

Three projects looking for TIF: Hotel Indigo, Hyatt House Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank Building Renovation

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May 08, 2018: CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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November 04, 2017: DMCC approves $22M in capitral improvement projects for 2018

While the DMC EDA budget will rise from $3.5 million this year to more than $3.7 million next year, the city will contribute $122,000 less and Mayo Clinic's contribution will increase by $337,000.

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Lvl 1: Consultancy ; Transportation

Lvl 2: Transportation

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Potential Collaborators: SRF Consulting

Organization Life Cycle Assessment:

Steady

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