Plymouth Releases Environmental Assessment for Hollydale Project
Residents in Plymouth can now get their first look at potential environment impacts from a proposal to convert Hollydale Golf Course into homes.
The city released a mandatory environment assessment worksheet (EAW) for the project. A development group led by Jake Walesch is proposing to build 319 homes on the property. According to the worksheet, roughly 80 percent of the 158-acre property could be redeveloped.
The Hollydale project will involve extensive grading and construction of streets and utilities. Five acres would be dedicated for park land.
If the the city approves the project, construction could start this summer.
Residents Raise Concerns About Traffic, Loss of Green Space
Hollydale has been a golf course since 1965. The owners, Rick and Lynette Deziel, decided to retire and sell the land. When the proposal first came up, residents near the golf course expressed concerns to CCX News about traffic and loss of green space.
Residents formed a group called Preserve Hollydale Green Space. The group also expressed concerns about crowding in Wayzata District schools. The Hollydale Golf Course is about one and a half miles east of Wayzata High School.
The environmental assessment worksheet studied traffic impacts and listed enrollment projections for Wayzata High School. Enrollment is currently listed at 3,670 students. By the 2025-2026 school year, the district projects the high school to grow to 4,257 students.
Public Opportunity to Comment on Hollydale Project
The city of Plymouth will accept public comments on the EAW for the proposed Hollydale project. Comments must be submitted in writing by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. Residents can submit comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
- Community Development
- Plymouth City Hall
- 3400 Plymouth Blvd.
- Plymouth, MN 55447
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the EAW at its regular meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Plymouth City Hall.