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Community Development Department (Formerly Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department)

 

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Organization Information


Organization: Community Development Department (Formerly Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department)

Sector: Government Agency

Organization Mission: To provide information and recommendations and to implement strategies that promote a healthy, safe, sustainable, and vibrant community.

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Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Business Process, Housing, Neighborhood, Recreation & Open Space, Transportation
December 02, 2021: Multi-Year Plan and $15M Commitment

Mayo Clinic announced an additional $5 Million contribution to affordable housing bridge. 

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November 20, 2021: Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment

Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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October 10, 2021: Commitment to Action for Racial Justice project

September 27 2021, checkpoint meeting with commitment undersigned.  

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September 26, 2021: Riverfront Re-Imagined Project

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

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September 14, 2021: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

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September 10, 2021: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

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September 09, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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September 08, 2021: SRF Consulting - Rochester Rapid Transit

To achieve maximum results, the project team took a unique “co-design” approach to gather the input needed for shaping the Rochester Rapid Transit Project to reflect the community’s values. 

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August 22, 2021: State of Minnesota: MnDOT Equity Feedback

Feedback on the transportation equity working definition. MnDOT came to Diversity Council board meeting and presented to the board and asked for feedback. This is a collection of feedback comments.

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August 19, 2021: Olmsted County Kiosks to increase access to county services and information

 In an effort to help eliminate barriers such as transportation and increase access to Olmsted County services, the county is placing 11 kiosks in various locations across the community.

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August 12, 2021: 2021 Global Mayors Challenge Status Reports

  90 Second Pitch Video; Application for Global Cities Grant Status

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June 27, 2021: AARP Age Friendly Community

(1) 2021-06-27 Status Community Report;  (2) 2020-01-15:Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

 

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Business Process ; Housing ; Neighborhood ; Recreation & Open Space ; Transportation

Lvl 2:

DMC Impact: Livable City Hotel & Hospitality Retail, Dining & Entertainment, Arts & Culture Sports, Recreation, Nature Heart of the City Discovery Square UMR and Recreation Central Station Waterfront St Marys Place

Community Health Impact area:

 


Potential Projects

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Potential Collaborators

Potential Collaborators:

Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Collective Impact

Site Information
Beam
  • 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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