Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal: Doran gets green light for west-metro apartment project

Doran Cos. proposed 241-unit apartment building was recommended for approval Tuesday evening by the Hopkins Zoning & Planning Commission.

The Moline is a five-story apartment building planned on the north side of Excelsior Boulevard at 810 First St. S.

Doran plans to raze an existing 55,000-square-foot office/warehouse building known as the Johnson Building that it bought in February for $3.55 million.

The Zoning & Planning Commission unanimously approved Doran’s proposed site plan and its request to rezone the property to mixed-use, said Doran Vice President of Development Tony Kuechle after the meeting. The next step for the project will be the full Hopkins City Council on Monday.