Hopkins - General Topics

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mckilanowski
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Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Postby mckilanowski » December 30th, 2020, 3:13 pm

Now that you mention the facade, doesn't the lot fall in the area of mainstreet that has a few guidelines of what buildings can look like?
I forget where the zone is and what the guidelines are exactly but I know it's in place to keep to a similar style.
https://www.hopkinsmn.com/197/Downtown-Overlay-District

It extends down to 13th Avenue (between St. Gabriel's and the dentist). It could, arguably, be extended as far as 17th, but they didn't ask me.
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Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Postby mckilanowski » January 2nd, 2021, 4:08 pm

Any idea what the feedback was?
No idea. But I doubt staff would voice feedback about density proposed. More likely about façade facing Mainstreet and the Center of the Arts being plain and comparatively non-distinct to what it’s replacing.
Sun Sailor had a bit on it: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sail ... a5d94.html

Jason Lindahl, Hopkins city planner, had this quote: "...we don’t think it fits very well with the traditional architecture of the surrounding Mainstreet and downtown..."
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Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Postby Anondson » January 14th, 2021, 6:54 pm

A new Master Developer is being sought for 325 Blake Road in Hopkins again.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... erest.html

Hopes to have one chosen in June 2021.

I’ve still never gotten details for why for previous Master Developer and MCWD were “unable to develop a joint vision for the site or come to terms on a purchase price”. What does “develop a joint vision” even mean?

But the detail about the disagreement about a purchase price is new for me.


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