Contact Information

2122 Campus Dr SE Suite #100
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-7100
Fax: 507-328-7958

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts

Committee on Urban Design and Environment (CUDE)

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Meets the Third Thursday of the Month

Mission Statement

The mission of the Committee on Urban Design and Environment (CUDE)  is to maintain and improve the appearance, function and environmental quality of the community through investigation and development of appropriate policies and strategies.

Organizational Structure

CUDE is Rochester's Committee on Urban Design and Environment. Appointed by the Mayor, CUDE members advise the Mayor, City Council, and other City boards on issues regarding urban design and its impacts on Rochester's physical and social environment.

Meeting Schedule and Information

The Committee generally meets once each month on the third Thursday of each month. The Committee meets in the Council/Board Chambers at the Government Center, 151 Fourth Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904.

Notes of Appreciation

One of CUDE's ongoing functions is to recognize new construction, renovation, maintenance, landscaping, and environmental projects that are contributing to Rochester's quality of life. "Notes of Appreciation" are sent to these projects and an annual awards breakfast is held each fall to present the best of these with a recognition plaque. Click on "CUDE Awards" to find out more about this effort as well as how to nominate projects that impress you.

To view agendas, meeting packets, and minutes, please visit the City's Meeting Portal.

Committee Members

  • Paul Sims, Chair
  • Angela Gupta, Co-Vice Chair
  • Barbara Hudson, Co-Vice Chair
  • Bari Amadio
  • Nicholas Dibble
  • Marilyn Hansmann
  • James Keller
  • Blaire Landon
  • Hasan Mir
  • Shruthi Naik
  • Alex Nelson
  • Penny Petersen
  • Nick Queensland

For additional information, please contact the Community Development Department at 507.328.2950 or via email at