Plymouth Development Updates: Luxury Apartments Planned, Proposals Sought for Four Seasons Mall Property
In the Plymouth city council meeting this week, the developers behind The Moline apartments in downtown Hopkins also want to build a high-quality luxury apartment building behind Bachman’s off Hwy 55 and Hwy 169.
The developer said they were attracted to the site because it was walk-able to the shopping center next door.
Besides the 162 units, the building would feature amenities like an entertainment area, bike storage, a pet spa and dog run. The plan is for a seven-story apartment building with the first two stories being a parking garage.
The city council reviewed a sketch plan at this week’s meeting.
Also, the city is requesting proposals for redevelopment of the Four Seasons Mall property.
The mall has been shuttered for 10 years and two plans have fallen through to develop the 17 acre site on the southwest corner of Rockford Road and Highway 169.
The city has created a guiding document for potential developers to submit a proposal as well as a website for more information.
The plans would need to be completed in a reasonable time frame and the project should be distinctive, but fit in aesthetically with the surrounding area. The project should also fit in well with the transit in the area.
Council members agree it’s been one of the more difficult properties to develop.
“This is the third strike at it,” said Council member Jim Prom, who represents the area where the mall is located. “It’s a very difficult environment to build certain commercial elements that everyone would love to see, like a microbrewery.”
Plymouth hopes to have proposals in hand by the end of October.