Doran Commences $12M Depot Renaissance Renovation

(Bloomington, MN) Doran Construction, the Bloomington, Minnesota-based general contracting company, has begun construction on a $12 million renovation of the Depot Renaissance Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. The owner, CSM, Corp. first developed the hotel in 2001 when it purchased the Milwaukee Road Depot at 300 Washington Avenue South and constructed the hotel adjacent to the historic railroad site.

The renovation includes the demolition of a water park inside of the hotel that will make room for an additional 110 guest rooms, a fitness center and indoor pool. The project also includes adding a floor—making it a total of six floors and 312 rooms.

Across Washington Avenue, Doran Construction is putting finishing touches on the Latitude 45, a 319-unit 13-story Class A market rate apartment project they are building for Minneapolis-based developer Alatus. In the same Minneapolis neighborhood, Doran is the general contractor for The Encore, a 122 unit 12-story luxury apartment project being developed by Sherman & Associates at 935 Second St. S. in Minneapolis—across the street from the Guthrie Theater and Gold Medal Park.

Doran Construction founder and Principal Kelly Doran said the three projects are a part of over $190 million in new construction the company is building in 2015.