ROCHESTER, Minn. - City Council gave the green light to approve the design for Phase 1 of the Heart of the City Project and authorizing an advance purchase of trees.
It's happening in an effort to enhance and improve one of the city's most used public spaces - currently known as Peace Plaza.
One resident is excited for what's to come downtown.
"I think it's wonderful," Josephine Bauza said. "This is a great place to shop, to visit, and I think the Rochester downtown area has wonderful, new buildings. The green areas are going to look fabulous."
The grower will hold on to the trees to ensure their size and health. They'll be available for planting during the fall of 2020 or spring of 2021.