Plymouth Residents Concerned about Hollydale Golf Course Development
The owners of the now shuttered Hollydale Golf Course in Plymouth plan to sell the land to a developer. That has residents worried about what comes next.
“Bigger is not always better,” said Shellie Bechtold, a Plymouth resident. “The city needs to maybe think about how much growth we’re going to have and if that’s really the best thing for this community.”
Bechtold is a member of the group, “Preserve Hollydale Green Space.” The group wants to prevent developers from converting Hollydale’s 160 acres of land into single-family homes.
While the city hasn’t received a formal application for development, the group cites concerns such as increased traffic on Plymouth roads, crowded schools in the Wayzata District, and the loss of green space
“This is enough growth,” said Melanie Huhta, another member of Preserve Hollydale Green Space. “We have enough houses in Plymouth now. And that we need to have green space. We need to have places where people can go and get away from all of the traffic. We need to think about what we want Plymouth to be.”
In anticipation of development plans, Plymouth city officials have started an environmental review and a traffic analysis.
The city council likely won’t see a formal plan until 2020.