March 19th, 2013

Seeking help with future growth, Rochester already feels strain of expansion

By Logan Lafferty

As the Mayo Clinic makes expansion plans and asks for state help to build infrastructure in Minnesota's third largest city, Rochester is feeling financial strain from the rapid growth it has already seen…"We should be putting a lot more into our capital improvements program to reconstruct roads in order to do it at the lowest life cycle cost," Wheeler said. "We're way under that. We annexed areas without curb and gutter, without sidewalks and so on. So we have this area that needs to be brought up to an urban standard in order to handle the urban density of development that will occur there."

 

MPR by Elizabeth Baier

Tags: Development, Expansion, Finanical, funding, infrastructure, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MPR, rapid growth, state help

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