Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Another downtown Rochester housing project has cleared its first hurdle.

The city Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a preliminary plan for a project that is proposed for the northeast corner of 1st Ave and 4th St SW.

The plan calls for a six-floor building that would include 50 apartments and a ground floor commercial unit, possibly a restaurant, and underground parking. According to the developer, there will be three types of apartments: one-bedroom units, two studio style units, and two-bedroom units.

The developer says the project is expected to be marketed to “students and single people who are working in the downtown area and most likely would not have to rely on vehicular travel to get to and from work.”

If the commission’s recommendation is accepted by the City Council, the developer will begin working on a final plan for the project.

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