Sign up for eNotify email updates about City Center 2.0
City Center 2.0: A Renewed Vision for Plymouth's Central Corridor
In 2019, the Plymouth City Council adopted a goal to explore options for continued development and redevelopment of Plymouth's City Center.
While citywide redevelopment and development are listed among City Council goals, the council added a specific goal to focus on the city's central corridor.
The two 2019 goals pertaining to City Center are:
- Consider Development and Redevelopment Requests. Continue to carefully consider land use related to development and redevelopment to ensure a well-planned community with a varied tax base. Build on Plymouth Proud business initiatives.
- Develop a Renewed Vision for City Center. Explore options for continued development and redevelopment of City Center. This would include place-making efforts, beautification and safety. Pursue public-private partnerships to bring additional community activities and uses to City Center.
Upcoming Opportunities to Provide Feedback
As the city moves forward on developing the vision of City Center 2.0, there will be opportunity for residents to provide input through a variety of platforms. In early 2020, the city began one-on-one meetings with stakeholders, including City Center businesses. From about spring through summer of 2020, the city will offer an array of community engagement activities to obtain feedback from the general public.
- Saturday, April 18 – Discover Plymouth
Stop by the City Center 2.0 booth to provide feedback during the city's new event, Discover Plymouth. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N. in Plymouth.
- Check back for additional feedback opportunities
Sign up for eNotifications and stay tuned for more information as the project develops.
First introduced in 1996, City Center was designed to bring people together in a central location in Plymouth.
City Center is roughly defined as the geographic center of Plymouth, located one mile west of Interstate 494 on Highway 55. The district contains about 140 acres and features wooded areas to the east and west, and wetlands east of and within City Center.
These features create a commercial center surrounded by a natural environment with a mix of office, medical, retail, restaurant and government uses. Land ownership is divided among many individuals, with no single owner controlling a majority of the City Center area. City Center has an estimated market value of $106 million and 2019 estimated city taxes of $338,000.
The vision of Plymouth’s City Center is for the area to be a blend of cultural, recreational, civic and entertainment uses that encourage interaction of the entire community. It was built around an infrastructure that provides goods and services for residents and that allows for casual meetings and organized community-wide events.
In July 2019, City Council approved the scope of work to solicit consultants to complete public engagement, market analysis and create a plan to attract new investment, and explore options for continued development and redevelopment of City Center.
In partnership with Hennepin County Community Works, the city solicited and accepted proposals for a renewed vision for the City Center. The city's stated goal is to create a vibrant, viable, visually appealing and financially successful mixed-used suburban infill development plan that enhances the character of City Center.
The City of Plymouth is working on the project with three consultants – GRAEF, Zan Associates and Business Districts, Inc.
GRAEF will take the lead role in the project and is responsible for the market analysis and plan, and will include dialogue with developers and real estate professionals. GRAEF works with public and private sector clients, bringing a unique perspective of the rapidly changing retail environment and an abundance of direct contact with potential users.
Zan Associates is responsible for conducting the public engagement portion of the project. This will include engagement with the business community, property owners, development groups, residents, and employees and visitors of City Center.
Business Districts, Inc. will help gather market research, including data in and around Plymouth, and meet with a variety of City Center property owners, business owners and brokers.
City Center 2.0 Project
Plymouth City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447
Phone: 763-509-5400 | email@example.com