ROCHESTER, Minn. -
The Rochester Area Family YMCA and the University of Minnesota Rochester are asking for developers to build a downtown facility that would provide first-year student housing, learning spaces, staff offices and room for recreation.
Developers must propose ideas on land owned by the school - but they can also propose options at downtown areas like Discovery Square and Heart of the City.
Chancellor Lori Carrell says there is a big need for housing since they are expanding fast.
"We do need additional facilities to reach our next enrollment target which is a thousand students," Carrell said.
The goal is to get these facilities open by May 2022. A request for proposal is out now and proposals must be in by Dec. 18th.