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Rochester City Council passes Imagine Slatterly

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- It's a plan that has been years in the making, but Wednesday the City Council passed the Imagine Slatterly Neighborhood Plan.

It shapes what the neighborhood would look like as the city continues to change and the downtown area expands.

It doesn't change the zoning or start any development in the area.

The Imagine Slatterly Development plan is a land use plan that says what the neighborhood would like to see happen going forward.

The plan passed unanimously at Wednesday's meeting with some changes. Specifically, the Sunny side Neighborhood Association in the Southeast corner of the Slatterly Park neighborhood was taken out of the plan.

The plan makes the biggest changes along 4th street Southeast and South Broadway -- opening up that area for higher density housing and more commercial use.

Wayne Flock, the president of the Slatterly Park Neighborhood Association, says these changes are important considering the Destination Medical Plan.

"The downtown neighborhoods are going to need to be a strong component of that redevelopment," Flock said.

Many City Council members spoke in support of the plan, saying they look forward to future changes in the area.

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