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The West End development in St. Louis Park may soon undergo a significant growth spurt if a five-building proposal by Florida-based DLC Residential is approved. 

The developer is presenting its plans for two 11-story office buildings, a hotel, parking ramp and two multi-tenant residential buildings at the city's planning commission meeting Wednesday night. 

DLC hopes to purchase the 13.48-acre site from Duke Realty. The site straddles the St. Louis Park-Golden Valley border, with about seven and six acres in each city's respective boundaries. Duke received preliminary approvals in 2008 for the first of four office buildings it hoped to build on the land. Both cities granted Duke several extensions, but the company never applied for final approvals.

The West End Redevelopment area includes 49 acres of land at the southwest corner of I-394 and Highway 100. The mixed-use hub is now home to The Shops at West End shopping center, The Flats at West End apartments, the Moneygram and 1600 office towers, and several restaurants. The Millennium at West End apartment complex is currently under construction. 

If DLC gains both cities' approval, the site would see an additional 363 apartment units, 2,600 parking stalls, 150 hotel rooms and 706,000 square feet of office space.

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