Blake Road Station

Project Background

Trilogy Real Estate Group has submitted site plan review, rezoning and planned unit development applications to redevelop the Hopkins Commerce Center, located at the northwest quadrant of Excelsior Boulevard and Blake Road, into a three phase, mixed use residential and commercial development adjacent to the future Blake Road Southwest Light Rail Transit Station.

The current request includes rezoning all three sites and site plan review for Phase I. Separate site plan review will be required for Phases 2 and 3 prior to their construction at a future time.

Neighborhood Meeting Process

City policy requires rezoning applications include a neighborhood meeting hosted by the developer. This neighborhood meeting policy requires applicants to meet directly with neighbors and get their feedback before going through the City's formal land use review process. 

Trilogy Real Estate Group hosted an in-person neighborhood meeting to discuss the project with the public on July 14, 2021. Minutes from this meeting are available here. The public can also review plans and submit any questions, comments or concerns to Trilogy through their website at www.blakeroadstationdevelopment.com or contact Trilogy directly by calling (312) 549-8388.

City Review Process

  • August 17, 2021 - City Council Meeting
    • Action: Approved the second reading of Ordinance 2021-1172.
  • August 2, 2021 - City Council Meeting
    • Action: Approved the site plan for Phase I and first reading of Ordinance 2021-1172, rezoning the subject property to Mixed Use with a Planned Unit Development (PUD).
    • Meeting Minutes
  • July 27, 2021 - Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
    • Action: Held a public hearing to consider site plan review, rezoning and planned unit development applications and made a recommendation of approval to the City Council.
    • Meeting Minutes

Blake Road Station Development Environmental Assessment Worksheet

The City of Hopkins has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Blake Road Station Development Project and is seeking public input. 

As the designated Responsible Governmental Unit (RGU), the City of Hopkins has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Blake Road Station Development. 

The proposed project includes the redevelopment of 6.4 acres of existing commercial uses at the intersection of Excelsior Boulevard and Blake Road North in Hopkins, located adjacent to the future METRO Green Line Blake Road Station. 

The proposed project is a multi-modal transit-oriented development that will be constructed in three phases. As proposed, Blake Road Station would redevelop the existing Hopkins Commerce Center strip commercial development into three separate 7-story buildings totaling approximately 752 residential units and 11,035 square feet of commercial space. Construction of the first phase is anticipated to start in spring 2021 and be complete in summer 2022. Construction of the second and third phases will depend on the existing lease agreements with the current tenants. 

View the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) (PDF). It is available in hard copy upon request. 

Written comment on the EAW will be accepted until September 30, 2020. Comments should be submitted via mail or email to:

Kersten Elverum
Director of Economic Development and Planning
1010 First Street South
Hopkins, MN 55343
kelverum@hopkinsmn.com


Blake Road Station Concept Plan

Trilogy Real Estate Group has submitted a concept plan review request for redevelopment of the Hopkins Commerce Center into a phased residential and retail development, Blake Road Station. 

This item is scheduled to go before the City Council on Tuesday, June 16 and the Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. As a concept review, this application does not require formal action by the Planning & Zoning Commission or City Council. 

View the Blake Road Station Plans (PDF)