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 LRT 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. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic, the City allows applicants to hold virtual neighborhood meetings by posting their plans online and taking questions, comments or concerns through a website. In this case, the public can learn more about this project, ask questions or provide feedback directly to the applicant at or by calling Bryan Farquhar with Trilogy Real Estate Group at 312-549-8388.

City Review Process

  • May 25, 2021 - Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
    • Action: Hold a public hearing to consider site plan review, rezoning and planned unit development applications and make a recommendation to the City Council.
  • June 1, 2021 - City Council Meeting
    • Action: Review site plan, rezoning and planned unit development applications and recommendation from the Planning & Zoning Commission; vote to approve, deny or continue for more information.

Provide Feedback

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic, the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council are holding some meetings virtually. Residents can find instructions on how to watch the meetings live and participate remotely at  Additionally, questions or comments related to the public hearing may be submitted to the City using our online Planning & Zoning Commission Virtual Meeting Participation form, or by calling 952-548-6342. 

All comments must be submitted by noon on the day of the meeting in order to be included. 

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

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)