Preserving Heritage in Rochester

Residents of Rochester were recently highlighted in a Star Tribune article for their preservation efforts in light of Mayo Clinic's expansion plans downtown. From the article: "A consultant [PVN] will soon deliver an interim report that makes the case for creating a historic district in downtown Rochester, a move that some preservationists hope will be a bulwark to protect historic buildings from the red-hot property market that Mayo's expansion has created."

PVN was retained by the City of Rochester to provide ongoing preservation planning and consulting services to the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). PVN’s scope of services included: organization of the process for communicating with and providing services to the HPC and City staff, review of applications for locally designated sites, historical research and designation of a local historic district, and creation of a revolving fund for preservation projects.

PVN looks forward to continuing work with the HPC. Read the article here