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Plymouth Creek Center project open house set for July 9

Post Date:06/19/2019 12:39 pm

An open house for the potential expansion and renovation project at the Plymouth Creek Center is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N.

For the last two years, the city has gathered public input about the project and, in April, the city moved forward by engaging architectural firm HGA to develop design options. During this phase, the city will collect input from residents to help fine tune the type of activity spaces included in the plans.

At the July 9 open house, residents will see draft schematic plans featuring a renovation and expansion design option for the PCC.

The preliminary project cost estimate is roughly $50 million, based on the schematic plans. For example, owners of $300,000-$500,000 homes would see an average tax impact of about $78-$135 per year.

Open house attendees will be invited to provide feedback on the types of space, uses, layout and design of an initial draft.

Based on community feedback, the project may include gym space, a walking track, an indoor playground, a wellness space, senior spaces, classrooms, meeting spaces and an arts studio.

An extra edition of Plymouth News will be mailed to households with more information and details prior to the July 9 open house.

FlashVote Survey set for July 9
In addition to the open house, the city will use an online survey tool – FlashVote – to gather project feedback. A link to a simple, one-minute survey will be sent to registered FlashVote users Tuesday, July 9 – and participants will have 48 hours to complete the survey.

FlashVote participants can choose to receive surveys via email, text message, phone call or through internet browser. To learn more and to register, visit plymouthmn.gov/FlashVote.

Serving a Growing Population
The Plymouth Creek Center serves as an important hub for arts, senior and recreation programming, as well as community and regional events. After nearly two decades of use, the center needs maintenance and updates.

A 2016 feasibility study confirmed a shrinking ability to serve the community. Since the building opened, Plymouth’s population has increased by more than 13,000 people. That growth has spiked Plymouth Creek Center usage and continues to drive demand for programming.

Next Steps
As the project continues to develop, residents will have additional opportunities to weigh in. For more information and to sign up for eNotify updates about the project, visit plymouthmn.gov/pccproject.

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