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Help design St. Marys District at event

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A Destination Medical Center rendering provides a potential look at the future St. Marys Place. Community input is being sought this week as a final design concept nears.

Your input could help shape the future design of the Destination Medical Center district St. Marys Place, a high-priority corridor of Second Street Southwest in Rochester.

The DMC Economic Development Agency on Thursday will host a community input open house , from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at its offices at 195 South Broadway Avenue in Rochester.

The event is a chance for the people interested in the district to share thoughts on three design concepts that could guide development decisions in the corridor, according to a DMC newsletter.

"We are looking for community reaction to the concepts that have been developed thus far with an eye toward developing a new concept that takes advantage of the best elements and any new ideas that may emerge," said Mary Welder, EDA spokeswoman, in an emailed statement.

At an event next week, the EDA will reveal a final design that is coalesced from the three concepts. That event is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott.

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The EDA assembled three groups of stakeholders from the community to create three design concepts for the area, which generally covers Second Street Southwest from 11th Avenue to 16th Avenue. Each group represented a different perspective: patients, visitors and Mayo Clinic staff; business owners and developers; and community members from nearby neighborhoods.

More information on the events and a community input survey is available on the DMC Facebook page at facebook.com/dmcmn .

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