Sounds good. Just to clarify: if someone in the community wants to start a big Meta main page redesign initiative of their own without waiting for me, I don't mean to stop anyone from proceeding. (: And I'm not sure to what extent I'll be working on this project during the summer, as I have other tasks that need to happen before I get deeply involved with a new initiative.
I think it would be fine if you wanted to link the Resource Center from the Meta main page or sidebar, without waiting for a major redesign of the Meta main page. My hunch is that adding it to the sidebar would be preferable, but I'll defer to the opinions of others on placement. If and when the main page gets redesigned, then the link may move to a different, and possibly more prominent, location.