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Open house set to gather input about Plymouth Creek Center
The City of Plymouth will host the first of three open houses to gather community input about the future of the Plymouth Creek Center 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N.
Two additional open houses at the Plymouth Creek Center are slated for 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 26 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.
Since it was built in 2000, the Plymouth Creek Center has emerged as an important hub of community life. It has brought people together for senior activities, recreation programs, socializing and celebrating life’s milestones. But after nearly two decades of use, the activity center is in need of maintenance and updates.
The open house is the first step in a multi-pronged community engagement process to garner feedback about how the center should be renovated or potentially expanded to meet the changing demands of a growing community.
The open house will give residents a chance to speak with staff, share their thoughts on interactive boards and learn about other options for providing feedback.
Serving a Growing Population
Since the Plymouth Creek Center was constructed in 2000, Plymouth’s population has increased by more than 10,000. That growth has spiked Creek Center usage, and has left the existing building struggling to meet the demand for space.
The facility currently hosts senior programs, recreation programming, weddings, rentals and more.
“Many of the building’s rooms aren’t suited to current recreation programming needs and participation levels. Additionally, rental demand has outpaced capacity,” said Plymouth Creek Center Manager Chris Fleck.
A feasibility study conducted last year examined concerns about the Creek Center’s ability to meet current and future needs. The study confirmed that high demand has caused programming limitations at the facility. However, before plans are developed or an expansion is considered, Plymouth wants to hear from residents.
More Ways to Offer Feedback
Public input about the Plymouth Creek Center will also be collected several other ways.
Social Pinpoint: An interactive, web-based feedback platform, Social Pinpoint will allow residents to help shape the specifics of a potential project by leaving comments and suggestions. Social Pinpoint can be accessed May 15 to Aug. 28.
FlashVote: An online survey tool, FlashVote will be used to gauge community interest. A simple, one-minute survey will be sent to registered FlashVote users Tuesday, July 17. Residents will have 48 hours to complete the survey. For more information and to register, visit FlashVote.
Interactive Boards: Interactive presentation boards will be available May 15 to Aug. 28 at the Plymouth Creek Center and Parks and Recreation offices at Plymouth City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd. The boards will mirror information presented through Social Pinpoint.
Residents are encouraged to provide input throughout this process in one or more ways.