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In the City for Good: Housing and Sustainability News

 

Please join us for the next IN THE SHADOW OF GROWTH FORUM, June 15th 7:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church.  See flyer attached.

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Affordable Housing Action Group- June 12th and July 10th, 7:00 p.m. United Way Building, 903 West Center

 

Sustainability Action Group Meeting June 15th, 3:30 p.m.,  Assisi Heights

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Social Services

Education 

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A CALL TO ACTION FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING GROUP!:


If you are concerned about the current and future lack of affordable workforce housing in Rochester, we are asking that you email your city council representative now, to let them know you support the recommendations of the Inclusionary Housing report by Grounded Solutions.

 

You will find a link/button on the city website to email your council member:

 

http://www.rochestermn.gov/government/city-council/council-members

 

It’s important that each email is individualized, so we are recommending you include the following information:

 

1.       Use a personal story; for example, maybe you or someone you know has had trouble finding affordable workforce housing.

2.      Send it to all of the city council members and the mayor (there is a button on the website which will send to all).

3.      Ask them to adopt the recommendations of the report as presented by Grounded Solutions and in the levels recommended in the report.

 

City of Compassion News

 

City of Compassion Value Statements

  • We believe that a compassionate world is a peaceful world
  • We believe that a compassionate world is possible when every man, woman and child treats others as they wish to be treated - with dignity, equity and respect
  • We believe that all human beings are born with the capacity for compassion, and that it must be cultivated for human beings to survive and thrive.
  • Join to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Embrace the compassion revolution.

 

 

Meetings

  • The next meeting will be Monday June 19th in Walters at Assisi Heights.
  • All meetings are 5:30 pm
  • Continued schedule, please come as you are able.
  • June 26
  • No meeting July 3rd
  • July 10th 17th, 24th, 31st
  • August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • Mayor Brede Signing the City Charter for Compassion August 30th, Peace Plaza, 12:00 - 1:30
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CNG Partner Sites

United Way of Olmsted County

Rochester Area Foundation

Rochester Public Library

Diversity Council

Channel One

Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

CNC

A sub-site of dmcBEAM, the Community Network Center (CNC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for Community Networking Group (CNG) to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community.

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How to participate?

Step 1: Find out more about CNG and if its vision and mission inspire you to act. Things to consider include: What can I get out of participation? What can I contribute to the network? Take a look at the FAQ's and read more about this effort on our InfoCenter .

Step 2: Get on our distribution list.

 

Community Status/News

Bloom Reconsiders Second Phases of Riverfront Project (January 15, 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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City of Rochester Vision, Principles and Priorities (January 14, 2019)

City Council COW was shown this Rochester Vision Document. 

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Affordable Housing Proposal (January 14, 2019)

The City of Rochester is looking to have up to 10 floors of housing constructed on top of a brand new 650 unit parking ramp.

This is in both a targeted census tract, an opportunity zone and a couple blocks from the Mayo Clinic. The city spent an addition $500k to ensure footings could serve up to 10 addition levels of housing.

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Rochester Area Volunteer Meeting Calendar (January 14, 2019)

2019 Meeting Calendar and List of agencies participated in April 12, 2018 Community Volunteer Fair.

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Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity (January 12, 2019)

Open Beam (being evolved by Al Lun and Erik Lundquist) is exploring to use the PowerShift extension of Holacracy to build out a for-purpose organization that features radically transparent organizational structure designed to be devoid of traditional territorial, ego-centric, command-and-control bureaucratic structure. 

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Rochester City Transit Development Plan References (January 02, 2019)

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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Triton Hilton Hotel (Broadway at Center) Asking for more TIF (December 21, 2018)

Rochester developer Gus Chafoulias wants an additional $6.5 million in city assistance to pay for the nearly-complete Hilton hotel project.

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Chateau Theater Request for Proposal (December 21, 2018)

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

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