DELAYED UNTIL 100% COMPLETE
The Ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Tuesday November 17th has been cancelled, and a new date will be announced when the bridge is completed.
Tuesday November 17
6th Street Bridge
The Public is invited to attend the 6th Street Bridge ribbon cutting ceremony for the bridge crossing over Bear Creek, which has been under construction this spring through fall. The Slatterly Park neighborhood worked with the Public Works department officials to design the bridge to better represent our historic downtown neighborhood with the addition of unique railings and historic lamp-posts.
A proposed landmark redevelopment project at the corner of Third Ave & Fourth Street SE received unanimous City Council approval for Incentive Development this past week. The redevelopment project dubbed The Buckeye is a $17 million dollar, six story mixed-use apartment building (80% market rate/20% affordable) with retail on the main level, and structured parking integrated into the building footprint, and street-scaping to include trees and benches. Slatterly Park leadership has worked closely with the developer since the spring of 2015 to incorporate design principles, and encourage public/private partnerships with adjacent property owners. The Slatterly Park board wrote a letter of support to City Council pointing out the great communication with the developer (The Stencil Group) and the willingness to work with the neighborhood. The letter also encouraged the developer to incorporate a public art piece at the corner of 3rd & 4th as an ode to Slatterly Park’s effort to become the artist quarter of downtown, and our efforts with Art on the Ave
Related News Articles:
Rochester Post Bulletin 11-3-2015
Rochester Post Bulletin 11-4-2014
Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal
Art on the Ave is excited to announce the 2016 Sculpture Contest/Request for Proposal to artist to design and fabricate this years sculpture. Past sculptures along with artist information can be found at the following link
Sculpture Competition Guidelines: AOA SCULPTURE COMPETITION_2016
Get involved in the future of Rochester transit:
Rochester Public Transit (RPT) will be launching several public input efforts. This is part of the Transit Development Plan, which will guide RPT’s development for the next 5-7 years. These outreach efforts will help RPT learn what is working well with the bus system, what needs to improve, and how we could make the needed improvements.
Interested in becoming a Board Member of a great neighborhood?
Board Candidate Questionnaire – 2015
Deadline for application: Monday October 26, 5:00pm
With the Art on the Ave 2016 selection process closed (9/18/2015), the Art on the Ave Committee reviewed several submissions from a group of qualified applicants, and narrowed down a list of finalist based on the criteria the committee asked for. The winning applicant for 2016 is Joe & Nicole Nurmi on the 800 block of 7th Ave SE. The Nurmi’s are newer to the neighborhood and are excited to be the 2016 Host, and are willing to take on the AoA Host Responsibilities. A special thanks to all those who applied this year, we had a great pool of households who applied, and we encourage people to re-apply again next year.
The host selected theme for this year is “DANCE” which will guide artist in the design of the sculpture that will be permanently installed on the host boulevard. An RFP(request for proposal) will be sent to artist in the next month to start the process.
Wednesday September 30, 2015
Hawthorne Education Center
700 4th Ave SE
Slatterly Park Neighbors
Come to a special neighborhood meeting Wednesday, Sept. 30 to hear about the development plans for the “Buckeye Liquor” site on the corner of Third Avenue and Fourth Street. A Representative of Stencil Group Development will discuss their plans for a six story mixed use development with retail space on the first floor and a mix of 88 market rate/affordable apartments above. The developer is reaching out to the neighborhood, which is encouraging that they want to be a part of our neighborhood.
Slatterly Park Neighborhood Association