Kelly Doran earned his stripes as a developer of several well-known local retail projects. But today Doran isn’t shopping for retail deals.
He is cutting a new path as a developer of multifamily residential projects, particularly apartments in southeast Minneapolis near the University of Minnesota campus. Doran says his current development work reflects the state of today’s market.
“You gotta go where you can go,” said Doran, principal with the Bloomington-based Doran Cos.
Now Doran has big plans for a piece of the former Pillsbury A Mill site in Minneapolis, where another developer had once pitched ambitious - but unrealized - condo plans. Doran is planning 375 high-end apartments in two phases.
“We’re excited about this project. We think…