Community Development Department

Rochester City Council approved establishing a Community Development Department.

Posted: Sep 18, 2018 12:32 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- After 3 discussions at Committee of the Whole meetings, the Rochester City Council has approved establishing a city Community Development Department. The vision of the department is, "to be recognized as America's most innovative development services team”. It's a team of people with a focus on development facilitation, small area planning, zoning compliance, and urban design. As far as funding goes, over 1 million dollars has been allocated from the 1998 and 2005 sales tax surplus. As part of the proposal, council has agreed to start the Community Developoment Director recruitment process immediately.

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