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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A plan to add more parking spaces for Rochester Mayo Clinic employees was approved by the city Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday.

It will next be reviewed by the City Council, which should happen next month.

The plan calls for an expansion of the parking facility at the former Rochester Kmart site. It would add nearly 250 more spaces to the 750 that became available in 2020.

The plan also calls for creating 400 spaces at the former AMPI site next door. The same company owns both properties.

The plan calls for the demolition of the portion of the Kmart building that once housed a Salvation Army. Four buildings on the north portion of the AMPI site would also be demolished. The spaces on that site would be connected to the existing Mayo Clinic East Employee Parking Lot.

Rochester Planning & Zoning Commission document
Rochester Planning & Zoning Commission document
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All the spaces are primarily used by Mayo employees but they are also available to the public.

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