Plymouth Council Members Express Doubts Over Four Seasons Mall Plan
This week the Plymouth City Council gave feedback to the developer of the Four Seasons Mall property. The developer wants a mixed-use space with more than 400 apartments, retail, and restaurants.
“The density appears to be pushing the limits of the site,” said council member Jim Willis.
Council members weighed in on the plan in what’s called an informal sketch review. The plan will not be approved or denied during this process, but instead the developer will have a chance to review the comments before later submitting a formal application.
Dominium wants to build on the 17.3-acre site. Plans include a five-story 210-unit senior apartment building and two four-story general-occupancy apartment buildings totaling 220 units. A three level 229-space parking ramp would serve as a park-and-ride facility and provide parking. Then, retail, restaurants, healthcare offices and possibly a bank would make up the commercial uses for the site. Some of the housing would be deemed affordable.
“I’m really torn on this,” said Mayor Jeff Wosje. “There are components I really like, but then there’s that density that’s next to the residential that I’m really struggling with.”
Plymouth residents gave the planning commission feedback about the plan earlier in the month. Council members said they’ve heard from the community too.
“I need some assurance one way or another that Robbinsdale Schools can handle this many more people,” said Jim Davis, council member. “I suspect they can, but a lot of people are throwing it out on why we should oppose the project.”
The planning commission reviewed in sketch earlier in June and did note it’s a challenging site to redevelop.