Smarter Planet for Seniors - A White Paper

Between now and 2040, Olmsted County, Minnesota, will experience a profound age shift as the number of residents over the age of 60 nearly doubles, and the number over the age of 75 more than triples. By 2040, the number of persons over the age of 65 will grow from 15% of the population in 2015 to 24% of the population.
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Community Status/News

Education, Health and Recreation Space (DMC UMR/Rec sub-district) 2019 DMCC (February 17, 2019)

The DMC EDA, City of Rochester and UMR will begin discussions about future sub-district development. 

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Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Packet (February 17, 2019)

DMCC Meeting Packet with affordable housing and transportation breakouts.

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Destination Medical Center Corporation Board Green Lights Mobility Hub Locations in Rochester (February 17, 2019)

The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board of Directors at its February meeting, approved a resolution supporting two preliminary mobility hub locations in Rochester, MN, and authorizing up to $400,000 in financial support for additional studies and engineering.

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Chateau Theater Request for Proposal (February 16, 2019)

The RFP is open to all interested parties and has a submission deadline of February 15, 2019.

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Councilman Michael Wojcik Comments to DMC pertaining to Affordable Housing (February 15, 2019)

Here are 6 comments / Suggestions that that Councilman Wojcik sent do the DMC EDA and Board pertaining to how DMC can have a positive impact on the affordability of housing in the district and beyond.

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Bloom Reconsiders Second Phases of Riverfront Project (February 08, 2019)

"Bloom International Realty may be rethinking plans to build the second phase of its $230 million riverfront development in downtown Rochester.

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History Center to present Traveling While Black (February 02, 2019)

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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Race Exhibit Returns to Rochester (January 28, 2019)

Updates from Tony Williams, Science Museum of Minnesota

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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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