Zone Change Needed For 200 Unit Apartment Project in NW Rochester
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A local developer has submitted a zone change request to the City of Rochester for a proposed multi-family residential project along Cascade Creek and 11th Avenue Northwest.
The preliminary plans by the Prow Company for what is being called the Bakery Flats depict a 7.5-level structure that would have 20 walk-in residential units and 2500 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor with 190 apartment units on the six upper levels. The proposal also includes two levels of covered parking spaces for approximately 140 vehicles. The developer is seeking to have the property rezoned to allow for high-density housing.
The development is being proposed on the site of the former Minnesota Workforce Center just south of Home Federal Bank and the intersection of 11th Avenue and Civic Center Drive Northwest. The nearly 100-year-old building currently houses a number of businesses and offices. It was used for commercial bakery operations, including Wonder Bread until the mid-1980s.
The Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission will review the zone change request at a future meeting.