The Destination Medical Center board approved a new design for the center of Rochester Thursday.
The Heart of the City, as it's called in DMC plans, is poised for a major makeover now that DMC board members have approved a new design and construction time table.
The plan calls for more outdoor seating, trees, lighting, art installations and better accessibility to other features to make downtown more inviting and vibrant.
Also included is a flexible water feature in front of the Chateau Theatre that can expand or shrink, depending on what the area is being used for.
Construction is due to start in spring of 2020.
Your support matters.
You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together.