Another multi-story development proposed in Dinkytown

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Bloomington-based Doran Companies is proposing a six-story, 70-unit apartment building and retail space to be built on top of Dinkytown's 4th Street SE businesses, the Star Tribune reports.

Earlier this month, the Minneapolis City Council approved a similar six-floor, 140-unit Opus development near the proposed project despite objections from activists and neighborhood groups who want to preserve Dinkytown's iconic style.

The company intends to erect the building over what now houses Mesa Pizza, Camdi Restaurant and a coffee-frozen yogurt shop, adjacent to Al's Breakfast, according to the newspaper.

Doran will have built 900 units of housing near the University of Minnesota by 2014, including Sydney Hall, 412 Lofts and an 11-story complex called The Bridges that's currently under construction, the Business Journal reports.

However, Minneapolis City Council Member Diane Hofstede recently introduced a development moratorium in Dinkytown, which could derail the project.

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