Plymouth Wants Feedback on “City Center 2.0”
The city of Plymouth is asking the public for feedback to help shape the central corridor of the city, an area surrounded by Highway 55, Vicksburg Lane, the Plymouth Ice Center and Rockford Road. The city wants to encourage residents to shop and stay local.
“I would say we are largely in the idea phase,” said Danette Parr, economic development manager for Plymouth. “We know that we have a number of people in our community that choose to spend money outside of our community. We want to understand, why is that? We think we know but we want to make sure we understand that and how can we encompass that and encourage them to shop local and stay local?”
The City Center Has Evolved
The city center was first introduced in 1996. Plymouth officials say it was designed to bring people together in a central location with a blend of cultural, recreational, civic and entertainment uses. The buildings in the area range from restaurant and retail to office and government buildings.
“Over the years, it’s evolved,” said Parr. “We want to revisit it in order to make sure it’s up to date in regards to how people want to use that space. We’ve gotten a lot of requests from developers in the last year or two that are really eyeing that area, saying ‘how can we be a part of that?’ ‘What is that going to be in the future?'”
The city says the City Center 2.0 project will examine place-making efforts, beautification and safety, and pursuing public-private partnerships to bring additional community activities and uses to the area.
We’ve been doing a lot of background. We’ve brought in a consulting team which has been great. They’ve done some market study. We know that we
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