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University of Minnesota, Rochester Master Plan

Beam Project Type: Planning Project in Archive Phase


 

UMR campus expansion to accomodate about 1,500 students initially.

Detailed Description

2014 September UMR Plan PDF File

 

Introduction

 

Design Principles 1 - 4

 

Open Space Framework

 

Pedestrian Framework

 

Bicycle Framework 

 

Transit Framework

 

Vehicle Access and Parking

 

Implementation

 

UMR-1 Program

 

Appendix - Scenarios

 

UMR Master Plan (2/13, 2009): Hot Links: PDF File Link

 

 


Future UMR campus changing downtown neighborhood

PB Article - September 11, 2014

Post Bulletin Article - April 26, 2014

Strategy

Strategies (Principles)

  1. Leverage public-private partnerships to build capital projects, deliver educational programs, and create research opportunities
  2. Establish a front door opening from downtown Rochester into the education district and a gateway from the education district to soldiers field park.
  3. Maintain transparent and active ground floor uses
  4. Maintain a connected and pedestrian-friendly district throughout
  5. Create a strong architectural identity along Broadway and 6th street
  6. Encourage walking, cycling, transit use, and other alternatives to private vehicles
  7. Hold all capital projects to UM's B3 sustainability guidelines

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Economic Development ; Education ; Recreation & Open Space

Level 2: Recreation & Open Space

DMC: Learning Environment ; UMR and Recreation

Community Health:

Results

  1. Expand UM Educational Programs in the Health Sciences
  2. Enhance Partnerships in Research Built on the Strengths and Interests of the Mayo Clinic, IBM and the University of Minnesota System
  3. Offer Innovative and Cost-Effective Approaches to Education and Research Establish UMR as a progressive, entrepreneurial leader in the University of Minnesota system
  4. Contribute to Economic Growth 

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Indicators (What are some of the signs that progress is being made?)

  1. A near-term enrollment goal of 1,500 students in Rochester and an ultimate enrollment of 5,000 students.
  2. At the municipal level, UMR will catalyze both direct and indirect job creation and capital investment. By locating the campus downtown, UMR will invigorate demand for goods and services in the city’s core. The attractiveness of the campus will stimulate demand for non-university growth in the downtown, curbing the recent history of sprawling growth.

Highlight Activities

2018-09-23

PB News

University of Minnesota Rochester Chancellor Lori Carrell said it was “unlikely” but “possible” that a proposed 10-acre downtown campus described in a UMR master plan might never be built.


 

DMC Concept

Convene and establish a formal Private Public Partnership

Harmonizing with DMC Plan's Education and Recreation District Concept

 

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Economic Development, Education, Recreation & Open Space

October 01, 2017 TBD: University of Minnesota, Rochester Master Plan

PB reports "The University of Minnesota Rochester is taking another step toward its future goal of building a 10-acre college campus at the edge of downtown."

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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October 04, 2018: 6 Crtical Components for Discovery Square

Presented to DMCC Board in its September 2018 board meeting.

 

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September 19, 2018: November 2017 DMC Dashboard

September 2018 DMCC Board Meeting, YE 2017 DMC Metrics per Nov. 2, 2017 DMCC Board Meeting.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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August 08, 2018: Riverfront project gets first nod per Post Bulletin Report

"Early plans for a $180 million construction project along the Zumbro River received some enthusiastic support from Rochester's Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night." 

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July 30, 2018: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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Last modified by allnode on 2018/09/24
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