325 Blake Road Concept Plan

Project Background

The City of Hopkins and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) selected Alatus as the development partner to lead a transformative redevelopment of approximately 12 acres of the 17-acre site at 325 Blake Road. MCWD will retain approximately five acres of the site for restoration, including stormwater treatment and public natural space.

Developer Preliminary Concept Plan

Alatus LLC has submitted a concept plan review application to redevelop the site at 325 Blake Road (former Cold Storage Facility) into a mixed-use development that is proposed to include:

  • Building I: Four-story, 109-unit low-income housing tax credit development (50 to 60 percent AMI rental and income restricted units) with 114 underground parking stalls
  • Building II: Five-story, 116-unit for-sale senior co-op development with 180 underground parking stalls 
  • Buildings III & IV: 14-story, 172-unit multi-family market-rate Type I development; 5-story, 175-unit multi-family market-rate development; 472 above-ground parking stalls 
  • Building V: Five-story, 193-unit multi-family market-rate development with 276 above-ground parking stalls; some stalls available for flexible commercial space parking 
  • Townhomes: Three-story, 33-unit townhome units with variable pricing; 66 attached garage parking stalls
  • Approximately 17,000 square feet of restaurant and commercial space.

Alatus’ preliminary concept plan integrates the proposed development into public natural space and features Minnehaha Creek as well as connections to Cottageville Park, the Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail and the Blake Road LRT Station.

The preliminary concept plan and additional information are available below:

Neighborhood Meeting Process

325 Blake Road Concept Plan Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, August 19
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cottageville Park Pavilion, 415 Blake Road N

Join the City of Hopkins, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and Alatus for a neighborhood meeting where Alatus will share the proposed concept plan for the space, listen to feedback, and answer any questions.

View neighborhood meeting flyer for additional information

Provide Feedback

The concept plan review process does not typically include a public hearing before the Planning & Zoning Commission or City Council meetings. Should the developer choose to proceed with a formal application, that future process would include a public hearing.

Community members who wish to address comments to the City can do so through this online form. All comments will be compiled and presented to the City when it reviews the concept plan items at a future Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council meeting.

City Review Process

  • August 24, 2021 - Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
    • Action: Review the concept plan application and provide feedback; no formal action.
  • September 7, 2021 - City Council Meeting
    • Action: Review the concept plan application and provide feedback; no formal action.

Review Process

It is important to note that the concept plan review process allows the applicant to share their plans with the public and the City of Hopkins and get feedback. The City does not either approve or deny the project at this time.  

The applicant will use the feedback provided during the concept plan review process to help inform their plans and eventually apply for formal City approvals at a future time. Public input is an important part of the concept plan review process.

More information

For additional information about the 325 Blake Road site and project, visit the 325 Blake Road webpage