Rochester Area Plan

Riverfront Plan

Rochester, MN

Redevelopment Spectrum

Buildings have many lives, and while uses change a building’s form can endure. A series of redevelopment alternatives were explored for two Depression-era buildings along the riverfront, including their implications for adaptive reuse. There was a strong community preference for the inclusion of space in the plan for local entrepreneurs, artisans and makers which suggests adaptively reusing the buildings for contemporary needs as opposed to wholesale demolition.