Current Senior Center Future on Council Agenda
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Rochester City Council will be discussing the future of the former Senior Center at Monday afternoons Committee of the Whole meeting.
Earlier this year, the City Council requested proposals from organizations with ideas for the future uses of the old Armory building in downtown Rochester that will be vacated when the Senior Center moves to its new location at the Recreation Center on Elton Hills Drive.
The city received proposals from three groups, but only two of the proposals are included in the agenda for Monday’s meeting. The Rochester Art and Cultural Collaboration have come up with a plan to use the building for a variety of exhibits, performances and meeting spaces, while the Minnesota Veterans and Emergency Services Museum group submitted a detailed proposal that includes layout designs and drawings of possible exhibits honoring military veterans and civilian emergency responders, including police, firefighters and paramedics.
A third proposal from the Museum of Automotive History was not included in the Council packet.