After years of vacancy and blight, a Plymouth strip mall is on track to get a major overhaul. On Tuesday night the city council approved rezoning the former Four Seasons Mall at Highway 169 and Rockford Road.
The last time the mall saw any foot traffic was back in 2012. Golden Valley-based Rock Hill Management wants to turn the 17-acre property into a multi-use development that includes senior housing, two hotels, retail shops, a bank and at least one restaurant.
According to Plymouth City Manager Dave Callister, the senior housing will have approximately 139 units, including some independent living, assisted living and memory care.
The hotel brands for the Agora project would be Aloft and TownePlace Suites. Plans also call for a parking ramp that could include at least 340 spots. However, many elements of the project are not finalized.
"A lot of the details are to be hashed out because they are still working on marketing and leasing agreements," said Callister.
This project has been a long time in the making, but city leaders say it will be worth the wait once it's done.
"It will increase the tax base, it will bring to life that corner which hasn't had any activity for some time," said Callister.
The city council will meet next Tuesday to discuss financial incentives for the developer. If the project receives final approval, the developer wants to get to work right way with the goal of having the buildings completed by 2018.
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